Famous People Born Today- Randy Jackson Is 65


June 23rd

Actors:

  • Selma Blair is 49 (“Cruel Intentions,” “Legally Blonde,” “Dark Horse,” “Columbus Circle,” “Anger Michigan,” “In Their Skin,” “Mothers and Daughters,” “American Crime Story”)
  • Bryan Brown is 74 (“The Thorn Birds,” “FX,” “Cocktail,” “Gorillas in the Mist,” “F/X2,” “Along Came Polly,” “Kill Me Three Tim,” “Gods of Egypt”)
  • Joel Edgerton is 47 (“Animal Kingdom,” “The Odd Life of Timothy Green,” “Star Wars Episode II and II,” “Kinky Boots,” “The Thing,” “Zero Dark Thirty,” “The Great Gatsby,” “Black Mass,” “It Comes At Night”)
  • Frances McDormand is 64 (“Raising Arizona,” “Fargo,” “Short Cut,” “Primal Fear,” “Wonder Boys,” “Almost Famous,” “Something's Gotta Give,” “Burn After Reading,” “Promised Land,” “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”) (FAST FACT: Her birth name? Cynthia Ann Smith – and she has won numerous accolades, including three Best Actress Academy Awards, two Primetime Emmy Awards, and a Tony Award, making her one of the few performers to achieve the "Triple Crown of Acting.")
  • Melissa Rauch is 41 (“Kath & Kim,” “True Blood,” “The Big Bang Theory”)
  • Ted Shackelford is 75 (“Knots Landing,” “Young & The Restless,” “Dallas”)
  • Billy Wirth is 59 (“The Lost Boys,” “Body Snatchers,” “MacArthur Park”)

Musicians:

  • Memphis Bleek is 43 (His given name, Malik Cox)
  • Glenn Danzig is 66 (FAST FACT: Born Glenn Allen Anzalone, he’s 5-feet, 3-inches tall)
  • Duffy is 37 (Duffy’s actually her last name – Amy Anne Duffy is her full name)
  • April Wine’s Myles Goodwin is 73
  • Pake McEntire is 68 (Reba’s older brother)
  • Jason Mraz is 44
  • Sonic Youth’s Steve Shelley is 59
  • KT Tunstall is 46
  • The late June Carter Cash(1929 – 2003) …she would have been 92(FAST FACT: At Carter's funeral, her stepdaughter, Rosanne Cash, said, "If being a wife were a corporation, June would have been a CEO. It was her most treasured role.”
  • The late Stuart Sutcliffe(1940 – 1962) …he would have been 81(FAST FACTS: The Beatles' first bassist, Sutcliffe was credited, along with John Lennon, with creating the band's name.)

Plus:

  • Reality star Anna Duggar is 33 (“19 Kids And Counting”) (FAST FACT: She’s been married to Josh Duggar since 2008 andwelcomed their fifth child in September 2017and in spite of his infidelities – andrecent indictment on federal child porn charges– she’s reportedly standing by him).
  • TV personality Randy Jackson is 65 (While he’s best known to younger audiences as one of the original “American Idol” judges, Randy, he’s also a GRAMMY-winning producer who has been a featured session musician on a variety of projects from rock to pop and even country)
  • Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas is 73 (Second African-American to serve on the Supreme Court, he succeeded Thurgood Marshall. He is a firm believer in the textualist view of the U.S. Constitution, meaning seeking to uphold what he sees as the original meaning of the United States Constitution and its statutes)
  • Producer Joss Whedon is 57 (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Ange,” “Firefly,” “Dollhouse,” “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.” (from 2013), “Serenity,” “The Cabin in the Woods,” “The Avengers,” “Avengers: Age of Ultron”)
  • The late producer/choreographer Bob Fosse(1927 – 1987)…he would have been 94(“The Pajama Game,” “Damn Yankees,” “Cabaret”)
  • The late sexologist Alfred C. Kinsey(1894 – 1956)(World-renowned sex researcher who founded the Institute for Sex Research at Indiana University in 1947 and compiled statistical research on his subjects' intimate behavior. His books, Sexual Behavior in the Human Male and Sexual Behavior in the Human Male, are considered precursors to the sexual revolution that occurred over a decade later and he is the subject of the 2004 film, “Kinsey,” where he is played by Liam Neeson.)
  • The late runner and Olympic gold medalist Wilma Rudolph (Rudolph was acclaimed the fastest woman in the world in the 1960s and became the first American woman to win three gold medals in a single Olympic Games.)(1940-1994)…she would have been 81.
  • The late mathematician Alan Turing(1912-1954)(He is credited with breaking the code for the British Army in World War II to defeat the Nazi’s. The Film “The Imitation Games” is based off of his work during the war, as well as his life as a gay man during a time where homosexuality was considered a crime in Great Britain.)

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