Raider Great Marcus Allen Celebrates 62nd Birthday Today


Alan Arkin is 88 (“The Russians Are Coming the Russians Are Coming” “Little Miss Sunshine,” “Catch-22,” “Argo,” “Edward Scissorhands”) (FAST FACT: He won Best Supporting Actor for “Little Miss Sunshine”)

James Caan is 82 (“Brian's Song,” “The Gambler,” “Rollerball,” “Funny Lady,” “A Bridge Too Far,” “The Godfather,” “Misery,” “Misery,” “For the Boys,” “Elf,” “Las Vegas,” “Undercover Grandpa”)

Jennifer Grey is 62 (“Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” "Dirty Dancing," “The Cotton Club,” “Red Dawn,” “It’s Like, You Know”)

Jonathan Groff is 37 (“Glee,” “Frozen”)

Michael Imperioli is 56 (“The Sopranos,” “Law & Order,” “Life on Mars,” “Detroit 1-8-7”)

T.R. Knight is 49 (“Grey’s Anatomy,” “The Catch”)

Keira Knightley is 37 (“Bend It Like Beckham,” “Pirates of the Caribbean,” “Atonement,” “Love Actually,” “Pride and Prejudice,” “Collateral Beauty”) (FAST FACT: She was nominated for Best Supporting Actress for “The Imitation Game”)

Vicki Lawrence is 73 (“Carol Burnett Show,” “Mama’s Family”)

Leslie Mann is 50 (“The Cable Guy,” “Funny People,” “Knocked Up,” “The Other Woman,” “Vacation,” “How to Be Single”) (FAST FACT: She’s been married to Judd Apatow since 1997)

Martin Short is 72 (“Three Amigos,” “Innerspace,” “Three Fugitives,” “Father of the Bride,” “Father of the Bride Part II,” “Mars Attacks!,” “Jungle 2 Jungle”)

Amy Smart is 46 (“Varsity Blues,” “Road Trip,” “The Butterfly Effect,” “Just Friends,” “Mirrors,” “Tyler Perry's The Single Moms Club”)

The late Leonard Nimoy (1931-2015)…he would have been 91 (“Star Trek,” TV’s “Mission: Impossible,” “In Search Of…”) (FAST FACT: While many of us know him for his on-screen work, he was also a prolific artist – his chosen medium, photography)


Kenny Chesney is 54

James Iha is 54 (Smashing Pumpkins, Tinted Windows, A Perfect Circle)

Charly McClain is 66

Diana Ross is 78 (FAST FACTS: In 1972, she won a Golden Globe for her performance as Billie Holiday in “Lady Sings the Blues”)

Steven Tyler is 74


NFL Hall of Famer Marcus Allen is 62 (FAST FACTS: Six-time Pro Bowl selection and became the first player to rush for 10,000 yards and compile over 500 receiving yards in the NFL)

Novelist and Scientist Richard Dawkins is 81 (famous for his books, “The Selfish Gene,” “The Blind Watchmaker,” and “The God Delusion”)

TV personality Leeza Gibbons is 65 (In 2015, she won “Celebrity Apprentice,” having raised $714,000 for her charity, Leeza's Care Connection. And by the way? She’s one of only two women who has won the competition – the first? Joan Rivers.)

Author Erica Jong is 80 (Her controversial book, "Fear of Flying," was among the first to explore empowered female sexuality.) (FAST FACT: To date, that book has sold more than 20-million copies)

Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor is 92 (FAST FACT: She was appointed to the Supreme Court by Ronald Reagan in 1981, and retired in 2006.)

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is 82 (Pelosi has served in the House of Representatives since 1987)

“Watergate” journalist Bob Woodward is 79 (FAST FACT: A young reporter for “The Washington Post” in 1972, he was teamed up with Carl Bernstein and together they broke the infamous “Watergate” scandal)

The late Pulitzer prize-winning poet Robert Frost (1874 – 1963) (“The Road Not Taken,” “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening,” “Birches”) (FAST FACT: He read his poem, "The Gift Outright," at the 1961 inauguration of President John F. Kennedy)

The playwright Tennessee Williams (1911 – 1983) (“The Glass Menagerie,” “A Streetcar Named Desire,” “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof,” “Orpheus Descending.”) (FAST FACT: Along with Eugene O'Neill and Arthur Miller he is considered among the three foremost playwrights in 20th-century American drama)


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