Thursday, July 10, 2008

Today's Celebrity Birthdays 7/10

Jerry Herman - age 77 - Grammy- and Tony-winning American composer and lyricist whose Broadway scores include "Hello, Dolly!" and "Mame"

Mavis Staples - age 69 - American singer for the Grammy-winning R&B and gospel group The Staple Singers, which was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1999

Mills Watson - age 68 - American actor known as Dep. Perkins in NBC's "B.J. and the Bear" and "Lobo" and Uncle Buster in "Harper Valley PTA"

Ronnie James Dio - age 66 - American singer-songwriter and musician for the heavy metal bands Rainbow, Black Sabbath and Dio

Jerry Miller - age 65 - American singer-songwriter and guitarist for the folk-rock band Moby Grape

Ron Glass - age 63 - American actor best known as Det. Ron Harris in ABC's "Barney Miller" and Derrial Book in Fox's "Firefly"

Sue Lyon - age 62 - American actress whose films include "Lolita," "The Night of the Iguana" and "7 Women"

Arlo Guthrie - age 61 - American folk singer-songwriter and musician

Dave Smalley - age 59 - American bassist for the power-pop band The Raspberries and the hardcore punk band Dag Nasty

Neil Tennant - age 54 - British singer-songwriter and musician for the electronic music duo Pet Shop Boys

Béla Fleck Fleck - age 50 - Grammy-winning American musician, songwriter and composer for the jam band Béla Fleck and the Flecktones

Fiona Shaw - age 50 - Irish actress best known as Aunt Petunia in the "Harry Potter" films

Shaw Wilson - age 48 - American drummer for the country music band BR549

Peter DiStefano - age 43 - American guitarist for the alternative rock band Porno for Pyros

Jonathan Gilbert - age 40 - American actor who played Willie Oleson in NBC's "Little House on the Prairie"

Gale Harold - age 39 - American actor best known as Brian Kinney on Showtime's "Queer as Folk" and Graham Kelton on Fox's "Vanished"

Gary LeVox - age 38 - American singer-songwriter and musician for the Grammy-winning country music trio Rascal Flatts

Adrian Grenier - age 32 - American actor, director and musician best known as Vincent Chase in HBO's "Entourage"

Thomas Ian Nicholas - age 28 - American actor best known for "Rookie of the Year," "A Kid in King Arthur's Court" and the "American Pie" films

Jessica Simpson - age 28 - American pop singer and actress who starred in MTV's "Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica"

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