Cleveland Native Eric Carmen Turns 73 Today


Angelle Brooks is 55 (“The Brothers,” “V.I.P.,” “Malcolm & Eddie,” “Spider-Man”)

Embeth Davidtz is 57 (“Schindler’s List,” “Matilda,” “Californication,” “Mad Men”)

Viola Davis is 57 (“Doubt,” “The Help,” “Suicide Squad,” “How to Get Away With Murder,” “Fences,” “Ma Rainey's Black Bottom”) (FAST FACTS: “Time” magazine named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2012, 2017, and in 2020. The only the only African-American to achieve the Triple Crown of Acting (two Prime Time Emmys, two Tonys AND an Oscar…she’s also the most-nominated Black actress in Oscar history. The “New York Times” has also ranked her ninth on its list of the greatest actors of the 21st century)

Anna Gunn is 54 (“The Practice,” “Deadwood,” “Breaking Bad”)

Will Friedle is 46 (Eric on “Boy Meets World,” “Girl Meets World”)

Chris Hemsworth is 39 (“Star Trek,” “Red Dawn,” “In the Heart of the Sea,” “Thor: The Dark World ,” “Ghostbusters,” “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “Doctor Strange,” “Thor: Ragnarok”) (FAST FACT: He’s been married to Elsa Pataky since 2010, with whom he shares three children. And while he once lived in Los Angeles, he and the fam headed back ‘Down Under’ to his native Australia in 2015 as he’s got enough star power to secure film work wherever he lives.)

Rob Kerkovich is 43 (“NCIS: New Orleans,” “Cloverfield,” “The Rebound”)

Ian McDiarmid is 78 (Emperor Palpatine and Darth Sidious in the “Star Wars” film series)

Sophie Okenedo is 54 (“Hotel Rwanda,” “Æon Flux,” “Secret Life of Bees,” “Tsunami: The Aftermath”)

Alyson Stoner is 29 (“Cheaper By The Dozen,” “Cheaper by the Dozen,” “Cheaper by the Dozen 2,” “The Suite Life of Zack & Cody,” “Camp Rock,” “Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam,” “Step Up” franchise)

The late Arlene Dahl (1925 – 2021)…she would have been 97 (“Reign of Terror,” “Three Little Words,” “What’s My Line?”) (FAST FACT: Lorenzo Lamas is her son)


Eric Carmen is 73

John Conlee is 76

Alabama Shakes guitarist Heath Fogg is 38 (that’s according to AP)

Gemma Hayes is 45

Manfred Man’s Mike Hugg is 82

B2K’s J-Boog (born Jarell Damonte Houston Sr.) is 37

Joe Jackson is 68

Guess Who bassist Jim Kale is 79 (so says Wiki)

A Tribe Called Quest’s Ali Shaheed Muhammad is 52

The Sugarcubes’ Bragi Olafsson is 60

Asher Roth is 37

Charlie Sexton is 54


Wrestler Hulk Hogan (born Terry Gene Bollea) is 69

Entrepreneur Steve Wozniak is 72 (FAST FACTS: The co-founder of Apple, Wozniak single-handedly developed the 1976 Apple I, which was the computer that launched Apple. He primarily designed the 1977 Apple II, while Jobs oversaw the development of its unusual case and Rod Holt developed the unique power supply)

The late TV show host Mike Douglas (1920-2006) (FAST FACT: He was born and died on August 11th)

The late author Alex Haley (1921 – 1992) (“Roots: The Saga of an American Family”) (FAST FACTS: ABC adapted “Roots” as a television miniseries of the same name and aired it in 1977 to a record-breaking audience of 130-million viewers. In the United States the book and miniseries raised the public awareness of African American history and inspired a broad interest in genealogy and family history.)

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