'Karate Kid,' Ralph Macchio, Turns 61 Today


Jean-Luc Bilodeau is 32 (“Baby Daddy,” “LOL,” “Kyle XY”)

Darcy Rose Byrnes is 24 (“The Young and the Restless,” “The Legend of Korra,” “Desperate Housewives”)

Annabelle Gurwitch is 61 (“Guiding Light,” “Mousehunt,” “Dinner and a Movie”)

Ralph Macchio is 61 (“The Karate Kid,” “The Outsiders,” “Eight Is Enough”) (FAST FACT: He made his TV debut on commercials for Bubble Yum and Dr. Pepper)

Matthew McConaughey is 53 (“Dazed and Confused,” “Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation,” “A Time to Kill,” “Amistad,” “The Wedding Planner,” “The Lincoln Lawyer,” “The Paperboy,” “Magic Mike,” “Dallas Buyers,” “The Wolf of Wall Street,” “The Sea of Trees,” “Free State of Jones”)

Loretta Swit is 85 (‘Major Margaret Houlihan’ on “M*A*S*H,” “Race with the Devil”)

Berlinda Tolbert is 73 (“Jenny” of “The Jeffersons”)

Heather Tom is 47 (“The Young and the Restless,” “One Life to Live,” “The Bold and the Beautiful”)

Kiersten Warren is 57 (“Saved by the Bell: The College Years,” “Independence Day,” “Bicentennial Man”)

The late Doris Roberts (1925-2016)…she would have been 97 (‘Marie Barone’ on “Everybody Loves Raymond”)

The late Art Carney (1918-2003) (“The Honeymooners,” “Harry and Tonto”)

The late Cameron Mitchell (1918-1994) (“Love Me or Leave Me,” “Desiree”)

The late Markie Post (1950 – 2021)…she would have been 72 (“The Fall Guy,” “Night Court,” “Hearts Afire,” “Tricks of the Trade”)

The late Will Rogers (1879-1935) (“Judge Priest,” “Steamboat Round the Bend,” “State Fair”)


Sean Diddy Combs is 53

Squeeze’s Chris Difford is 68

The late Van Stephenson (1953-2001)…he would have been 69


Former First Lady Laura Bush is 76 (Spent her time in the White House as an advocate for education and HIV/AIDS awareness)

Reality star Jessa Duggar is 30 (1/19 of the famous Duggar clan)

Reality star and entrepreneur Bethenny Frankel is 52 (FAST FACTS: She’s an original member of the “Real Housewives of New York City,” founder of Skinnygirl Cocktails…and has a net worth of about $80-million. She’s also the founder of BStrong, a charitable organization that’s helped with disasters around the world – including the current war in Ukraine.)

Reality star and comedienne Kathy Griffin is 62

TV host Jeff Probst is 61 (Emmy winning host of “Survivor”)

The late legendary newsman Walter Cronkite (1916-2009) (Anchor of CBS’ Evening News for over 30 years) (FAST FACT: his news delivery on CBS voted him “the Most Trusted Man in America”)

The late president of Mattel Inc. Ruth Handler (1916-2002) (She worked on the creation of the Barbie brand, who was inspired to name Barbie after her daughter Barbara)

The late brewery king Alfred Heineken (yes, of the Heineken International Brewery Company) (1923-2002)…he would have been 99

The late photographer Robert Mapplethorpe (1946-1989)…he would have been 76 (Known for his large-scale, black and white portraits, especially that of flowers and nude men. His most controversial work is that of the underground BDSM scene in the late 1960s and early 1970s of New York City. The homoeroticism of this work fueled a national debate over the public funding of controversial artwork.)

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