Late 'Sopranos' Star James Gandolfini Is Born On This Date In 1961


Robert Blake is 90 (“Our Gang,” “Baretta”) (FAST FACTS: He was tried and acquitted of the 2001 murder of his second wife, Bonnie Lee Bakley, but on November 18, 2005, Blake was found liable in a California civil court for her wrongful death.)

James Marsden is 50 (“X-Men,” “Westworld”)

Holly Robinson-Peete is 59 (“21 Jump Street,” “Hangin’ With Mr. Cooper”)

Jada Pinkett-Smith is 52 (“The Nutty Professor,” “Madagascar”)

Jason Sudeikis is 48 (“Saturday Night Live,” “Ted Lasso”) (FAST FACTS: He and Olivia Wilde became engaged in January 2013. They welcomed their son, Otis Alexander, in April 2014 and in October 2016 – they welcomed their second child, Daisy Josephine. The couple's relationship ended in November 2020.)

The late Eddie Anderson (1905-1977) (“The Jack Benny Program”) (FAST FACTS: Known as ‘Rochester’ on “The Jack Benny Program,” he was the first African American to have a regular role on a nationwide radio program. When the series moved to television, Anderson continued in the role until the series' end in 1965)

The late James Gandolfini (1961-2013)… he would have been 62 (“Where the Wild Things Are,” “The Sopranos”)

The late Greta Garbo (1905-1990) (“Anna Karenina,” “Camille”)

The late Jack Warden (1920-2006) (“Shampoo,” “Heaven Can Wait)

The late Fred Willard (1933 – 2020) ...he would have been 90 (“This Is Spinal Tap,” “Everybody Loves Raymond”) (FUN FACT: He had to take a sex ed class after being arrested for inappropriate behavior in an adult movie theater. In fact, Willard was ultimately not charged at all, but was required to shell out $380 sex education diversion program) 


Frankie Avalon is 83

Towanda Braxton is 50 (FAST FACT: Her singing career was born out starring in the hit show, “Braxton Family Values”)

Xzibit is 49 (born Alvin Nathaniel Joiner) 


Disgraced Tour de France champ (now podcaster) Lance Armstrong is 52

Fields cookie company founder Debbi Fields is 67

Reality star Jeana Keough is 68 (“Real Housewives of Orange County”) (FAST FACT: she was crowned Playmate of the month in November of 1980)

Composer John Powell is 60 (He’s composed for motion pictures such as “Shrek,” “Happy Feet,” and “Rio”)

The late inventor Elmer Maytag (yes, of the Maytag Company) (1883-1940)

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