'Sweetness,' Walter Payton Would Have Celebrated 68th Birthday Today


David Denman is 49 (“The Office,” “The Replacements”)

Ileana Douglas is 57 (“Grace of My Heart,” “The Larry Sanders Show,” “Six Feet Under,” “Cape Fear,” “The Californians,” “Easy To Assemble,” “Sister,” “Unleashed”)

Jay R. Ferguson is 48 (“The Outsiders,” “Evening Shade,” “Mad Men,” “The Real O’Neals”)

James Lafferty is 37 (“One Tree Hill,” “S. Darko”)

Matt LeBlanc is 55 (“Friends,” “Lost in Space,” “Episodes,” “Top Gear”)

Michael Welch is 35 (“Joan of Arcadia,” “Twilight” series)

DB Woodside is 53 (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “24,” “Parenthood,” “Suits,” “Suits,” “Lucifer”)

The late Walter Brennan (1894-1974) (Grandpa McCoy on “The Real McCoys”)

The late Estelle Getty (1923-2008) …she would have been 99. (Sophia on “The Golden Girls”)


Cradle of Filth’s Dani Filth is 49 (born Daniel Lloyd Davey)

Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore is 64

Earth, Wind & Fire’s Verdine White is 71 (Verdine is the only remaining founding member left in the band)

The late Lil Phat (1992 – 2012)…he would have been 30 (Born Melvin Vernell III, he was killed after being shot six times. He notably appeared on album by Webbie and Lil Boosie)


“Test tube baby” Louise Brown is 44 (She was the first human to have been born after conception by in vitro fertilization, or IVF)

Supermodel Iman is 67 (FAST FACTS: She actually has a last name! It’s Abdulmajid – she was also married to David Bowie from 1992 until his death in January 2016)

Screenwriter and director Darren Star is 61 (“Melrose Place,” Beverly Hills 90210,” “Sex and the City”)

“Iron Chef” and TV personality Geoffrey Zakarian is 63

The late Walter Payton (1954 – 1999)…he would have been 68 (He played for the Chicago Bears of the NFL for thirteen seasons. Walter Payton was known around the NFL as "Sweetness.” He is remembered as one of the most prolific running backs in the history of the NFL. Payton, a nine-time Pro Bowl selectee, once held the league's record for most career rushing yards, touchdowns, carries, yards from scrimmage, all-purpose yards, and many other categories. He was elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1993. Hall of Fame NFL player and coach Mike Ditka described Payton as the greatest football player he had ever seen—“but even greater as a human being.”)

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