'Sir Charles' Barkley Is 59 Today


Lauren Ambrose is 44 (“Can’t Hardly Wait,” “Six Feet Under,” “Torchwood: Miracle Day,” “X-Files”) (FAST FACT: She is also a trained opera singer)

Brenda Blethyn is 76 (“Pride & Prejudice,” “Secrets & Lies,” “Vera”)

Sandy Duncan is 76 (“Peter Pan,” “The Hogan Family”)

Anthony Stewart Head is 67 (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Merlin,” “Little Britain”)

Andrew Shue is 55 (“Melrose Place,” “The Rainmaker”) (FAST FACTS: You may have forgotten him on “Melrose Place,” but he’s been busy since - on the Board of Directors for Do Something – which he co-founded – and is the co-founder of the social networking website, CafeMom.com. And guess who he’s married to – “Good Morning America’s” Amy Robach…they got hitched in 2010)

Tracy Spiridakos is 34 (“Revolution,” “Chicago PD”)

French Stewart is 58 (“3rd Rock from the Sun,” “Mom”)

Peter Strauss is 75 (“Soldier Blue,” “Rich Man, Poor Man;” “Masada,” “Young Joe, the Forgotten Kennedy,” “State of the Union”)

Lili Taylor is 55 (“Mystic Pizza,” “Say Anything,” ““Six Feet Under,” “The Conjuring,” “Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials”)

Miles Teller is 35 (“Rabbit Hole,” “Whiplash,” “Divergent”)

The late Willie Garson (1964 – 2021)…he would have been 58 (“White Collar,” “Groundhog Day,” “Sex and the City”)

The late Gale Gordon (1906 – 1995) (“The Lucy Show,” “Here’s Lucy,” “Life with Lucy”)

The late Sidney Poitier (1927 – 2022)…he would have been 95 (“Lilies of the Field,” “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner,” “To Sir, with Love”) (FAST FACT: Poitier received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama in 2009)


Stone Roses’ Ian Brown is 59

Backstreet Boys’ Brian Littrell is 47

Rihanna is 34 (FAST FACTS: Born Robyn Rihanna Fenty, she used to sell clothes in a street stall with her dad. In November 2021, she was honored as a National Hero of Barbados…and she is currently expecting a child with A$AP Rocky)

A.T.u.’s Julia Volkova is 37

The late Kurt Cobain (1967-1994)…he would have been 55

The late Blood, Sweat, & Tears’ trumpeter Lew Soloff (1944 – 2015)…he would have been 78

The late jazz great Nancy Wilson (1937 – 2018)…she would have been 85


NBA champ and commentator Charles Barkley is 59 (He was selected to the All-NBA First Team five times, the All-NBA Second Team five times, and once to the All-NBA Third Team. He earned eleven NBA All-Star Game appearances and was named the All-Star MVP in 1991. In 1993, he was voted the league's Most Valuable Player and during the NBA's 50th anniversary, named one of the 50 Greatest Players in NBA History.)

Celebrity kid Cruz Beckham is 17 (David and Victoria Beckham’s son)

Supermodel Cindy Crawford is 56

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is 80

Entrepreneur Ivana Trump is 73 (also Donald Trump’s ex-wife)

The late photographer Ansel Adams (1902 – 1984) (His black-and-white landscape photographs of the American West, especially Yosemite National Park, have been widely reproduced on calendars, posters, and book.)

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