Celebrity birthdays for the week of Aug. 22-28:
Aug. 22: Actress Valerie Harper is 70. Actress Cindy Williams is 63. Country singer Holly Dunn is 53. Guitarist Vernon Reid (Living Colour) is 52. Country singer Collin Raye is 50. Actress Regina Taylor is 50. Singer Roland Orzabal of Tears for Fears is 49. Drummer Debbi Peterson of The Bangles is 49. Guitarist Gary Lee Conner of Screaming Trees is 48. Singer Tori Amos is 47. Country singer Mila Mason is 47. Keyboardist James DeBarge of DeBarge is 47. Rapper GZA (Wu-Tang Clan) is 44. Guitarist Paul Doucette of Matchbox Twenty is 38. Rapper Beenie Man is 37. Singer Howie Dorough of the Backstreet Boys is 37. Comedian Kristen Wiig is 37. Actress Jenna Leigh Green (“Sabrina the Teenage Witch”) is 36. Bassist Dean Back of Theory of a Deadman is 35. Guitarist Jeff Stinco of Simple Plan is 32.
Aug. 23: Actress Barbara Eden is 76. Country singer Rex Allen Jr. is 63. Singer Linda Thompson is 63. Country fiddler-singer Woody Paul of Riders in the Sky is 61. Actress Shelley Long is 61. Singer-actor Rick Springfield is 61. Actor-producer Mark Hudson is 59. Guitarist Dean DeLeo of Stone Temple Pilots is 49. Actor Jay Mohr is 40. Singer Julian Casablancas of The Strokes is 32.
Aug. 24: Actor Kenny Baker (R2-D2 in “Star Wars”) is 76. Guitarist Mason Williams is 72. Singer Marshall Thompson of The Chi-Lites is 68. Keyboardist Ken Hensley (Uriah Heep) is 65. Actor Joe Regalbuto (“Murphy Brown”) is 61. Actor Steve Guttenberg is 52. Talk-show host Craig Kilborn is 48. Singer John Bush (Anthrax) is 47. Actress Marlee Matlin is 45. Country singer Kristyn Osborn of SheDaisy is 40. Actor-comedian Dave Chappelle is 37. Actor Carmine Giovinazzo is 37. Actor Chad Michael Murray is 29. Actor Rupert Grint is 22.
Aug. 25: Game-show host Monty Hall is 89. Actor Sean Connery is 80. Talk-show host Regis Philbin is 79. Actor Tom Skerritt is 77. Jazz saxophonist Wayne Shorter is 77. Actor David Canary is 72. Singer Walter Williams of The O’Jays is 68. Actor Anthony Heald (“Boston Public”) is 66. Drummer Danny Smythe of The Box Tops is 62. Singer Henry Paul of BlackHawk (and Outlaws) is 61. Actor John Savage is 61. Bassist Gene Simmons of Kiss is 61. Singer Rob Halford of Judas Priest is 59. Keyboardist Geoff Downes of Asia is 58. Musician Elvis Costello is 56. Director Tim Burton is 52. Country singer-actor Billy Ray Cyrus is 49. Actress Ally Walker (“Profiler”) is 49. Actress Joanne Whalley is 49. Guitarist Vivian Campbell of Def Leppard is 48. Actor Blair Underwood is 46. Actor Robert Maschio (“Scrubs”) is 44. DJ Terminator X of Public Enemy is 44. Singer Jeff Tweedy of Wilco is 43. TV chef Rachael Ray is 42. Country singer Jo Dee Messina is 40. Model Claudia Schiffer is 40. Actor Eric Millegan (“Bones”) is 36. Actor Kel Mitchell (“Kenan and Kel”) is 32. Actress Rachel Bilson (“The O.C.”) is 29. Actress Blake Lively (“Gossip Girl”) is 23.
Aug. 26: Singer Vic Dana is 68. Singer Valerie Simpson is 64. Singer Bob Cowsill of The Cowsills is 61. Bandleader Branford Marsalis is 50. Guitarist Jimmy Olander of Diamond Rio is 49. Actor Chris Burke (“Life Goes On”) is 45. Singer Shirley Manson of Garbage is 44. Guitarist Dan Vickrey of Counting Crows is 44. Drummer Adrian Young of No Doubt is 41. Actress Melissa McCarthy is 40. Singer Tyler Connolly of Theory of a Deadman is 35. Actor Macaulay Culkin is 30. Singer Cassie is 24. Actress Keke Palmer (“Akeelah and the Bee”) is 17.
Aug. 27: Musician Daryl Dragon of the Captain and Tennille is 68. Actress Tuesday Weld is 67. Singer-bassist Tim Bogert of Vanilla Fudge is 66. Actress Marianne Sagebrecht is 65. Actress Barbara Bach is 63. Ex-porn star Harry Reems (“Deep Throat”) is 63. Guitarist Jeff Cook of Alabama is 61. Actor Paul Reubens (Pee-Wee Herman) is 58. Guitarist Alex Lifeson of Rush is 57. Actress Diana Scarwid is 55. Bassist Glen Matlock of The Sex Pistols is 54. Gospel singer Yolanda Adams is 48. Country guitarist Matthew Basford of Yankee Grey is 48. Bassist Mike Johnson (Dinosaur Jr.) is 45. Percussionist Bobo of Cypress Hill is 42. Actress Chandra Wilson is 41. Bassist Tony Kanal of No Doubt is 40. Actress Sarah Chalke is 34. Rapper Mase is 33. Actor Aaron Paul is 31. Guitarist Jon Siebels of Eve 6 is 31. Singer Mario is 24. Actress Alexa Vega is 22.
Aug. 28: Actor Ben Gazzara is 80. Actor Ken Jenkins (“Scrubs”) is 70. Actor David Soul is 67. Singer Wayne Osmond of The Osmonds is 59. Actor Daniel Stern is 53. Actress Emma Samms is 50. Actress Jennifer Coolidge is 49. Country singer Shania Twain is 45. Actor Billy Boyd (“Lord of the Rings”) is 42. Actor-singer Jack Black is 41. Actor Jason Priestley is 41. Actor J. August Richards (“Angel”) is 37. Singer-bassist Max Collins of Eve 6 is 32. Actress Carly Pope (“Popular”) is 30. Country singer Leann Rimes is 28.
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