Celeb birthdays for the week of Oct. 2-8
Oct. 2: Singer-guitarist Leon Rausch of Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys is 84. Critic Rex Reed is 73. Singer Don McLean is 66. Country singer Jo-el Sonnier is 65. Actor Avery Brooks ("Star Trek: Deep Space Nine") is 63. Guitarist Mike Rutherford of Genesis and Mike and the Mechanics is 61. Musician Sting is 60. Actress Lorraine Bracco is 57. Guitarist Greg Jennings of Restless Heart is 57. Singer Phil Oakey of Human League is 56. Singer Freddie Jackson is 53. Singer-producer Robbie Nevil is 53. Country singer Gillian Welch is 44. Country singer Kelly Willis is 43. Singer Dion Allen of Az Yet is 41. Actress-talk-show host Kelly Ripa is 41. Singer Tiffany is 40. Singer Lene Nystrom (Aqua) is 38. Actor Efren Ramirez ("Napoleon Dynamite") is 38. Singer LaTocha Scott of Xscape is 38. Gospel singer and former "American Idol" contestant Mandisa is 35. Bassist Mike Rodden of Hinder is 29.
Oct. 3: Singer Chubby Checker is 70. Actor Alan Rachins is 69. Magician Roy Horn of Siegfried and Roy is 67. Singer-guitarist Lindsey Buckingham of Fleetwood Mac is 62. Jazz saxophonist Ronnie Laws is 61. Blues singer Keb' Mo' is 60. Actor Peter Frechette ("Profiler") is 55. Actor Jack Wagner is 52. Drummer Tommy Lee of Motley Crue is 49. Actress Janel Moloney ("The West Wing") is 42. Singer Gwen Stefani of No Doubt is 42. Singer Kevin Richardson of the Backstreet Boys is 40. Singer G. Love is 39. Actress Keiko Agena ("Gilmore Girls") is 38. Actress Neve Campbell is 38. Singer India.Arie is 36. Rapper Talib Kweli is 36. Actor Seann William Scott is 35. Guitarist Mark King of Hinder is 29. Singer Ashlee Simpson-Wentz is 27.
Oct. 4: Author Jackie Collins is 74. Author Anne Rice is 70. Actress Lori Saunders ("Petticoat Junction") is 70. Actor Clifton Davis ("Amen") is 66. Actress Susan Sarandon is 65. Actor Armand Assante is 62. Actor Alan Rosenberg is 61. Actor Bill Fagerbakke ("Coach," "Spongebob Squarepants") is 54. Rap producer Russell Simmons is 54. Keyboardist Chris Lowe of The Pet Shop Boys is 52. Keyboardist Gregg "Hobie" Hubbard of Sawyer Brown is 51. Singer Jon Secada is 50. Actor Liev Schreiber is 44. Country singer-guitarist Heidi Newfield (Trick Pony) is 41. Actress Alicia Silverstone is 35. Singer-guitarist Marc Roberge of O.A.R. is 33. Singer Jessica Benson of 3LW is 24.
Oct. 5: Actress Diane Cilento is 78. Singer Arlene Smith of The Chantels is 70. Singer Richard Street (The Temptations) is 69. Singer-guitarist Steve Miller is 68. Singer Brian Johnson of AC/DC is 64. Actress Karen Allen is 60. Director Clive Barker is 59. Guitarist David Bryson of Counting Crows is 57. Singer Bob Geldof is 57. Actor Daniel Baldwin is 51. Guitarist Dave Dederer (Presidents of the United States of America) is 47. Actress Josie Bissett ("Melrose Place") is 41. Singer-actress Heather Headley is 37. Singer Colin Meloy of The Decemberists is 37. Guitarist Brian Mashburn of Save Ferris is 36. Actress Parminder Nagra is 36. Actor Scott Weinger ("Full House") is 36. Actress Kate Winslet is 36. Guitarist James Valentine of Maroon 5 is 33. Bassist Paul Thomas of Good Charlotte is 31.
Oct. 6: Actress Britt Ekland is 69. Singer Millie Small is 65. Singer-guitarist Thomas McClary (The Commodores) is 62. Singer Kevin Cronin of REO Speedwagon is 60. Guitarist David Hidalgo of Los Lobos is 57. Actress Elisabeth Shue is 48. Singer-songwriter Matthew Sweet is 47. Actress Jacqueline Obradors ("NYPD Blue") is 45. Country singer Tim Rushlow (Little Texas) is 45. Bassist Tommy Stinson (The Replacements, Guns N' Roses) is 45. Actress Amy Jo Johnson ("Felicity," "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers") is 41. Actor Ioan Gruffudd ("Fantastic Four," "Horatio Hornblower") is 38. Actor Jeremy Sisto is 37. Singer Melinda Doolittle ("American Idol") is 34. Actor Wes Ramsey ("CSI: Miami") is 34.
Oct. 7: "The View" co-host Joy Behar is 69. Drummer Kevin Godley of 10cc is 66. Country singer Kieran Kane of The O'Kanes is 62. Musician John Mellencamp is 60. Guitarist Ricky Phillips of Styx is 60. Actress Christopher Norris ("Trapper John, M.D.") is 58. Drummer Tico Torres of Bon Jovi is 58. Gospel singer Michael W. Smith is 54. Recording executive and TV personality Simon Cowell is 52. Guitarist Charlie Marinkovich of Iron Butterfly is 52. Singer Toni Braxton is 44. Singer Thom Yorke of Radiohead is 43. Actress Allison Munn ("One Tree Hill") is 37. Singer Damian Kulash of OK Go is 36. Singer Taylor Hicks ("American Idol") is 35.
Oct. 8: Actor Paul Hogan is 72. Singer Fred Cash of The Impressions is 71. Actor-comedian Chevy Chase is 68. Author R.L. Stine ("Goosebumps") is 68. Country singer Susan Raye is 67. TV personality Sarah Purcell ("Real People") is 63. Actress Sigourney Weaver is 62. Singer Robert "Kool" Bell of Kool and the Gang is 61. Singer-guitarist Ricky Lee Phelps (Brothers Phelps, Kentucky Headhunters) is 58. Actor Michael Dudikoff is 57. Comedian Darrell Hammond is 56. Actress Stephanie Zimbalist is 55. Singer Steve Perry of Cherry Poppin' Daddies is 48. Actor Ian Hart ("Dirt") is 47. Singer CeCe Winans is 47. Bassist C.J. Ramone of The Ramones is 46. Actress Karyn Parsons ("The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air") is 45. Singer Teddy Riley is 45. Actress Emily Procter is 43. Actor-screenwriter Matt Damon is 41. Singer Byron Reeder of Mista is 32. Actor Nick Cannon is 31. Singer-songwriter Bruno Mars is 26. Actor Angus T. Jones is 18.
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