Elton John Collaborator Bernie Taupin Is 72 Today


Actors:

Anna Baryshnikov is 30 (“Superior Donuts”) (FAST FACT: Yes, her dad is famed dancer/choreographer/actor Mikhail Baryshnikov)

Anna Belknap is 50 (“Homicide: Life On The Street,” “CSI: NY”)

Richard Benjamin is 84 (“He & She,” “Love at First Bite”)

Anne Cusack is 61 (“A League of Their Own,” “Multiplicity,” “Ace Ventura Jr: Pet Detective,” “The Jeff Foxworthy Show,” “Maggie,” “Fargo,” “Sully”) (FAST FACT: Yes, she’s the sister of John Cusack and Joan Cusack)

Alison Eastwood is 50 (“Tightrope,” “Shadow People,” “Henry,” “Breakfast of Champions”)

Ginnifer Goodwin is 44 (“Mona Lisa Smile,” “Big Love,” “Once Upon A Time”) (FAST FACT: She began dating her “Once Upon a Time” co-star Josh Dallas in 2011 and they’ve been married since 2014)

Sean Gunn is 48 (“Gilmore Girls,” “Guardians of the Galaxy”)

J. Langer is 48 (“My So-Called Life,” “Private Practice”) (She’s now the Countess of Devon. After she married attorney Charles Courtenay – who at the time was Lord Courtenay – in 2005, she became Lady Devon. When her father-in-law passed, her hubs became the 29th Earl of Devon…and she became Countess of Devon.)

Brooke Smith is 55 (“Silence of the Lambs,” “Deadwood,” “Grey’s Anatomy,” “Ray Donovan,” “Bates Motel”) (FAST FACT: She also played the kidnapped daughter in “Silence of the Lambs”)

The late Michael Constantine (1927 – 2021) …he would have been 95 (“The Last Mile,” “Room 222,” “My Big Greek Fat Wedding")

The late Sir Laurence Olivier (1907 – 1989) (“Pride and Prejudice,” “The Prince and the Showgirl,” “Hamlet”)

The late Paul Winfield (1939 – 2004)…he would have been 83 (“Sounder,” “King,” “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan”)

Musicians:

Johnny Gill is 56

Morrissey is 63 (full name, Steven Patrick Morrissey)

Diamond Rio’s Dana Williams is 61

Plus:

Supermodel Naomi Campbell is 52 (FAST FACT: In May 2021, Campbell revealed she welcomed a daughter via circumstances she has chosen not to reveal. She has said that the child is biologically hers.)

Entrepreneur Dustin Moskovitz is 38 (He’s one of the four co-founders of Facebook along with Mark Zuckerberg, Eduardo Saverin, and Chris Hughes) (FAST FACTS: Moskovitz gave Facebook much of its architecture and developed its mobile-phone strategy. At last check, his net worth is $14.5-BILLION.)

Olympian Apollo Anton Ohno is 40 (American speed skater who won several medals in three Winter Olympic games, including a gold at the 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake City)

Songwriter Bernie Taupin is 72 (He began working with Elton John at the age of 17 and has since collaborated on more than 30 albums)

The late author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859 – 1930) (Scottish author of the legendary Sherlock Holmes detective novels) (FAST FACT: In 1893, he attempted to kill off his most beloved character in order to create some free time for himself.)

The late civil rights leader Harvey Milk (1930 – 1978)…he would have been 92 (FAST FACTS: The first openly gay public official in California when he served on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 1978. Sean Penn won an Academy Award for portraying him in the 2008 film, “Milk.”)

The late composer Richard Wagner (1813 – 1883) (FAST FACT: He was Adolf Hitler's favorite composer and was often cited by Hitler as being an inspiration on his vision for Germany.)


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