Famous People Born Today - Harry Shearer Is 78

December 23rd


  • Reed Alexander is 27 (“iCarly,” “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective Jr,” “Magnus, Inc.”) (FAST FACT: A food blog he began in 2009 turned into a second career as a spokesman for healthy eating habits)
  • Susan Lucci is 75 (‘Erica Kane’ on “All My Children”)
  • Nick Moran is 52(Wiki says 52 or 53, IMDB says 52)(“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1 & 2,” “Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels”)
  • Joan Severance is 63 (“See No Evil, Hear No Evil,” “Bird on a Wire,” “No Holds Barred”)
  • Harry Shearer is 78 (“This Is Spinal Tap,” “A Mighty Wind,” “The Simpsons”)
  • Estella Warren is 43 (“Planet of the Apes,” “The Cooler,” “Kangaroo Jack”) (FAST FACT: She competed in the 1996 Olympics for synchronized swimming)
  • The late Corey Haim(1971-2010)…he would have been 50(“The Lost Boys,” “License to Drive,” “Lucas”)


  • McFly’s Harry Judd is 36
  • Iron Maiden’s Dave Murray is 65
  • Genesis guitarist Anthony Phillips is 70
  • A Fine Frenzy (her actual name - Alison Sudol) is 37
  • Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder is 57 (FAST FACT: He has been ranked #7 on Rolling Stone’s Best Lead Singers of All Time list)


  • Former San Fran 49ers coach (and current Michigan Wolverines head coach) Jim Harbaugh is 58
  • Voicist Jess Harnell is 58 (“Up,” “Animaniacs,” “WALL-E,” “Crash Bandicoot,”among many others.) (FAST FACT: He has been the announcer for “American’s Funniest Home Videos” since 1998)
  • Wildlife TV producer Martin Kratt is 56 (“Zoboomafoo,” “Kratt’s Creatures”)
  • Reality star Holly Madison is 42 (“Girls Next Door”)
  • The late cosmetic pioneer Sarah Breedlove (aka Madame C.J. Walker)(1867-1919)(FAST FACT: She was the first female self-made millionaire in the United States. She made her fortune by developing and marketing a line of beauty and hair products for black women under the company she founded, Madame C.J. Walker Manufacturing Company)
  • The late religious leader Joseph Smith(1805-1844)(He’s the founder of the Latter Day Saints movement and author of “The Book of Mormon”)

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