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Celebrity birthdays for the week of Aug. 23-29

The Associated Press, Wednesday, August 19, 2009, 8:00pm (PDT)

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Aug. 23-29:

Aug. 23: Actress Vera Miles is 79. Satirist Mark Russell is 77. Actress Barbara Eden is 75. Actor Richard Sanders ("WKRP In Cincinnati") is 69. Country singer Rex Allen Jr. is 62. Singer Linda Thompson is 62. Country fiddler-singer Woody Paul of Riders in the Sky is 60. Actress Shelley Long is 60. Singer-actor Rick Springfield is 60. Actor-producer Mark Hudson is 58. Guitarist Dean DeLeo of Army of Anyone (and Stone Temple Pilots) is 48. Actor Jay Mohr is 39. Singer Julian Casablancas of The Strokes is 31.

Aug. 24: Actor Kenny Baker (R2-D2 in "Star Wars") is 75. Guitarist Mason Williams is 71. Singer Marshall Thompson of The Chi-Lites is 67. Keyboardist Ken Hensley (Uriah Heep) is 64. Actor Joe Regalbuto ("Murphy Brown") is 60. Actor Steve Guttenberg is 51. Talk show host Craig Kilborn is 47. Singer John Bush (Anthrax) is 46. Actress Marlee Matlin is 44. Newsman David Gregory ("Meet The Press") is 39. Country singer Kristyn Osborn of SheDaisy is 39. Actor-comedian Dave Chappelle is 36. Actor Carmine Giovinazzo ("CSI: New York") is 36. Actor Chad Michael Murray ("One Tree Hill," "A Cinderella Story") is 28. Actor Rupert Grint ("Harry Potter") is 21.

Aug. 25: Game show host Monty Hall is 88. Actor Sean Connery is 79. Talk show host Regis Philbin is 78. Actor Tom Skerritt is 76. Jazz saxophonist Wayne Shorter is 76. Actor David Canary ("All My Children," "Bonanza") is 71. Singer Walter Williams of The O'Jays is 67. Actor Anthony Heald ("Boston Public") is 65. Drummer Danny Smythe of The Box Tops is 61. Singer Henry Paul of BlackHawk (and Outlaws) is 60. Actor John Savage is 60. Bassist Gene Simmons of Kiss is 60. Singer Rob Halford of Judas Priest is 58. Keyboardist Geoff Downes of Asia is 57. Musician Elvis Costello is 55. Director Tim Burton is 51. Country singer-actor Billy Ray Cyrus is 48. Actress Ally Walker ("Profiler") is 48. Actress Joanne Whalley is 48. Guitarist Vivian Campbell of Def Leppard is 47. Actor Blair Underwood is 45. Actor Robert Maschio ("Scrubs") is 43. DJ Terminator X of Public Enemy is 43. Singer Jeff Tweedy of Wilco is 42. TV chef Rachael Ray is 41. Country singer Jo Dee Messina is 39. Model Claudia Schiffer is 39. Actor Eric Millegan ("Bones") is 35. Actor Kel Mitchell ("Kenan and Kel") is 31. Actress Rachel Bilson ("The O.C.") is 28. Actress Blake Lively ("Gossip Girl") is 22.

Aug. 26: Singer Vic Dana is 67. Singer Valerie Simpson of Ashford and Simpson is 63. Singer Bob Cowsill of The Cowsills is 60. Bandleader Branford Marsalis is 49. Guitarist Jimmy Olander of Diamond Rio is 48. Actor Chris Burke ("Life Goes On") is 44. Singer Shirley Manson of Garbage is 43. Guitarist Dan Vickrey of Counting Crows is 43. Drummer Adrian Young of No Doubt is 40. Actress Melissa McCarthy ("Samantha Who?," "Gilmore Girls") is 39. Singer Tyler Connolly of Theory Of A Deadman is 34. Actor Macaulay Culkin is 29. Singer Cassie is 23. Actress Keke Palmer ("Akeelah and the Bee") is 16.

Aug. 27: Cajun-country singer Jimmy C. Newman is 82. Bluegrass singer-banjo player J.D. Crowe is 72. Actor Tommy Sands is 72. Musician Daryl Dragon of the Captain and Tennille is 67. Actress Tuesday Weld is 66. Singer-bassist Tim Bogert of Vanilla Fudge is 65. Actress Marianne Sagebrecht is 64. Actress Barbara Bach is 62. Ex-porn star Harry Reems ("Deep Throat") is 62. Guitarist Jeff Cook of Alabama is 60. Actor Paul Reubens (Pee-Wee Herman) is 57. Guitarist Alex Lifeson of Rush is 56. Actress Diana Scarwid is 54. Bassist Glen Matlock of The Sex Pistols is 53. Gospel singer Yolanda Adams is 47. Country guitarist Matthew Basford of Yankee Grey is 47. Bassist Mike Johnson (Dinosaur Jr.) is 44. Percussionist Bobo of Cypress Hill is 41. Actress Chandra Wilson ("Grey's Anatomy") is 40. Bassist Tony Kanal of No Doubt is 39. Actress Sarah Chalke ("Scrubs," second Becky on "Roseanne") is 33. Rapper Mase is 32. Actor Aaron Paul ("Breaking Bad," "Big Love") is 30. Guitarist Jon Siebels of Eve 6 is 30. Singer Mario is 23. Actress Alexa Vega ("Spy Kids") is 21.

Aug. 28: Country singer Billy Grammer is 84. Actor Ben Gazzara is 79. Actor Sonny Shroyer ("The Dukes of Hazzard") is 74. Actor Ken Jenkins ("Scrubs") is 69. Actor David Soul is 66. Singer Wayne Osmond of The Osmonds is 58. Actor Daniel Stern is 52. Actress Emma Samms is 49. Actress Jennifer Coolidge is 48. Country singer Shania Twain is 44. Actor Billy Boyd ("Lord of the Rings") is 41. Actor-singer Jack Black is 40. Actor Jason Priestley ("Beverly Hills, 90210") is 40. Actor J. August Richards ("Angel") is 36. Singer-bassist Max Collins of Eve 6 is 31. Actress Carly Pope ("Popular") is 29. Country singer Leann Rimes is 27.

Aug. 29: Actor-director Richard Attenborough is 86. Movie director William Friedkin is 74. Actor Elliott Gould is 71. TV personality Robin Leach ("Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous") is 68. Keyboardist Dan Truman of Diamond Rio is 53. Actress Rebecca DeMornay is 50. Bassist-singer Me'Shell NdegeOcello is 40. Singer Carl Martin of Shai is 39. Actress Carla Gugino is 38. Guitarist Kyle Cook of Matchbox Twenty is 34. Actor John Hensley ("Nip/Tuck") is 32. Bassist David Desrosiers of Simple Plan is 29.

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