Late AIDS activist Ryan White Would Have Turned 51 Today


Tom Hulce is 69 (“The Hunchback of Notre Dame,” “Mozart,” “National Lampoon’s Animal House,” “Parenthood,” “Murder in Mississippi”)

James Naughton is 77 (“Hostages,” “Planet of the Apes,” “The Devil Wears Prada,” “First Kid”) (FAST FACT: In 1997 he won a second Tony Award with his portrayal of lawyer Billy Flynn in the musical, “Chicago”)

Lindsay Price is 46 (“All My Children,” “Bold & The Beautiful,” “Beverly Hills 90210,” “Lipstick Jungle”) (FAST FACT: She’s been married to celebrity chef/TV personality Curtis Stone since 2013)

Stefanie Scott is 26 (“A.N.T. Farm,” “Wreck-It Ralph,” “Beethoven’s Big Break”)

Kin Shriner (comedian Wil’s twin brother) is 69 (“General Hospital,” “Port Charles”) (FAST FACT: In August 2018, Kin celebrated his 41st anniversary on “GH”)

Janine Turner is 60 (“Northern Exposure,” Lifetime’s “Strong Medicine,” “Friday Night Lights”)

JoBeth Williams is 74 (“Poltergeist,” “Kramer vs. Kramer,” “Stir Crazy”)

The late Wally Cox (1924-1973) …he would have been 98 (“Mister Peepers,” “Hollywood Squares,” “Underdog”)

The late Agnes Moorehead (1900-1974) (“Citizen Kane,” “Dark Passage,” “Hush Hush Sweet Charlotte,” “Bewitched”) (FAST FACTS: While she may be best known to modern audiences for her role as Endora on “Bewitched,” her career spanned six decades. During that time, she won earned her one Primetime Emmy Award and two Golden Globe awards in addition to four Academy Award and six Emmy Award nominations.)


E.M.’s Peter Buck is 66

Walk the Moon’s Kevin Ray is 36

Emblem3’s Wesley Stromberg is 29

The late guitar god Randy Rhoads (1956-1982) …he would have been 66


Former New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is 65

Comedian Wil Shriner (actor Kin’s twin brother) is 69

Comedian Steven Wright is 67

The late outlaw "Babyface" Nelson (1908-1934) (Born Lester Joseph Gillis, he was better known by the alias George Nelson, he partnered with John Dillinger, who actually helped him escape from prison during the famed Crown Point, Indiana Jail escape. He was later labeled along with the remaining gang members as public enemy number one. Nelson was responsible for killing more FBI agents in the line of duty than any other person and ultimately, was fatally shot by FBI agents during the The Battle of Barrington)

The late AIDS activist Ryan White (1971-1990) …he would have been 51. (A hemophiliac, he became infected with HIV from a contaminated blood treatment and was diagnosed in December 1984. At the time, he was given six months to live. And while doctors maintained that he posed no risk to other students, many parents and teachers rallied against his attendance due to concerns. He was responsible for changing the face of HIV/AIDS, which at the time, was believed to be a “gay” disease. While Magic Johnson and Arthur Ashe helped as well, it really was Ryan who raised awareness the most. Ultimately, Congress passed a major piece of AIDS legislation, the Ryan White CARE Act, shortly after White's death. The Act has been reauthorized twice; Ryan White Programs are the largest provider of services for people living with HIV/AIDS in the United States.

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