Hoops Analyst and Former Coach Dick Vitale is 83 Today


Logan Browning is 33 (“Meet the Browns,” “Hit The Floor,” “Dear White People”)

Michaela Conlin is 44 (“MDs,” “Bones”)

Johnny Depp is 59 (“21 Jump Street,” “Platoon,” “Edward Scissorhands,” “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise,” “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street,” “Alice in Wonderland” series, “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,” “Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas,” “The Rum Diary,” “Black Mass”) (FAST FACTS: In 2007, he won a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor for his role in “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street,” and in 2015, Depp was inducted as a Disney Legend.)

Michael J. Fox is 61 (“Back to the Future,” “The American President,” “Boston Legal,” “Scrubs,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “Rescue Me,” “Designated Survivor”)

Tamela Mann is 56 (“Kingdom Come,” “Diary of a Mad Black Woman,” “Madea's Big Happy Family”)

Natalie Portman is 41 (“V For Vendetta,” “Black Swan,” “Rush,” “Closer,” “Star Wars” prequels,” “Thor,” “Jackie”) (FAST FACTS: Portman was born in Israel and speaks Hebrew. She graduated from Harvard with a degree in psychology.)

Gloria Reuben is 58 (“ER,” “Raising the Bar,” “Falling Skies,” “Lincoln,” “Mr. Robot,” “Saints & Sinners”) (FAST FACT: In 2000, she stepped out on her acting career and explored singing – joining Tina Turner on tour as one of her backup singers. She’s since released several albums)

Brian Patrick Wade is 44 (“Generation Kill,” “The Big Bang Theory,” “Teen Wolf”)

Mae Whitman is 34 (“Avatar,” “Parenthood,” “Arrested Development,” “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World,” “The Perks of Being a Wallflower,” “The Duff,” “Good Girls”) (FUN FACT: She started her career doing voiceovers for Tyson chicken commercials.)


Muse’s Matthew Bellamy is 44 (FAST FACT: He shares son Bing with Kate Hudson)

Uriah Heep’s Mick Box is 75

Hootie & the Blowfish’s Dean Felber is 55

Puddle of Mudd’s lead singer Wes Scantlin is 50 (FAST FACTS: He is the only founding member of Puddle of Mudd left in the band – due in large part to his arrests and other shenanigans Scantlin has been ranked in the Top 100 Heavy Metal Vocalists by “Hit Parader” magazine.)

The Chemical Brothers’ Ed Simons is 52

The late Les Paul (1915-2009) (A jazz and blues guitarist, he pioneered the solid-body electric guitar, influencing what would become rock 'n' roll music.)

The late Jackie Wilson (1934-1984) …he would have been 88


Author Patricia Cornwell is 66 (“Kay Scarpetta” crime novel series) (FAST FACT: A descendant of abolitionist and writer Harriet Beecher Stowe, her books have sold more than 100-million copies.)

Miami Heat’s power forward/center Udonis Haslem is 42

Religious leader and author Bishop T.D. Jakes is 65 (FAST FACT: Pastor of The Potter House, a megachurch with 30,000 members, whose sermons are broadcast all over the world on numerous stations including Trinity Broadcasting Network and BET)

Screenwriter David Koepp is 59 (“Jurassic Park,” “Mission Impossible”) (FAST FACT: He is among some of the most successful screenwriters on Earth, having sold over 2-billion dollars in ticket sales and box office receipts.)

Film writer and producer Aaron Sorkin is 61 (“Sports Night,” “A Few Good Men,” “The Newsroom,” “The West Wing,” “The Social Network,” “Steve Jobs”)

Legendary sportscaster Dick Vitale is 83

The late legendary funnyman Jackie Mason (1928 – 2021) …he would have been 94

The late songwriter Cole Porter (1891-1964) (Songwriter and winner of the 1948 Tony Award for Best Musical for “Kiss Me, Kate.” He wrote such American musical theater and popular standards as "Night and Day," "I Get a Kick Out of You," and "I've Got You Under My Skin." Unlike many successful Broadway composers, Porter wrote the lyrics, as well as the music, for his songs.)

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