Celebrity Birthdays, July 12th

Born July 12th:

Lyricist Oscar Hammerstein II (who wrote music for such musicals as “Showboat”, “Oklahoma!”, “Carousel”, “South Pacific”, “The King and I” and “The Sound of Music”… we hear a number of his songs on “The Lounge” here on “The Jewel”), born this date,1895… passed away August 23rd, 1960 at the age of 65.

Actor, comedian Bill Cosby (known for such tv series as “I Spy”, “The Bill Cosby Show” and “The Cosby Show”) is 80.

Singer, musician Christine McVie (of Fleetwood Mac fame) is 74.

Actress Denise Nicholas (noted for the tv series “Room 222” as Liz McIntyre and the tv series “In the Heat of the Night” as Councilwoman DeLong and formerly Mrs. Bill Withers) is 73.

Actor (and two-time Emmy Award winner) Jay Thomas (known for the tv series “Mork & Mindy” as Remo DaVinci”, “Cheers” as Eddie LeBec, “Love & War” as Jack Stein and “Murphy Brown” as Jerry Gold and the films “The Santa Clause 2” and “… 3” as the Easter Bunny) is 69.

Singer Walter Egan (known for his single “Magnet and Steel”) is 69.

Fitness guru, actor Richard Simmons is 69.

Actress Cheryl Ladd (known for the tv series “Charlie’s Angels” as Kris Munroe and the mini-series “Crossings” with Christopher Plummer) is 66. (Image Courtesy of pinterest.com; Ladd seated centre)

Actor Jamey Sheridan (known for the tv series “Law & Order: Criminal Intent” as police captain James Deakins and “Arrow” and the film “Sully”) is 66.

Singer Liz Mitchell (former lead singer of the group Boney M) is 65.

Actress (Golden Globe nominee) Mel Harris (perhaps best known for the tv series “thirtysomething” as Hope Steadman) is 61.

Actress (Screen Actors Guild winner) Lisa Nicole Carson (known for the tv series “ER” as Carla Simmons and “Ally McBeal” as Renee Raddick and the Denzel Washington Jr. film “Devil In a Blue Dress”) is 48.

Former figure skater (and Gold Olympic winner) Kristi Yamaguchi is 46.

Actress (Golden Globe nominee) Anna Friel (of the tv series “Pushing Daisies”) is 41.

Actor (Daytime Emmy winner) Topher Grace (known for the tv series “That 70’s Show” as Eric Forman and films such as “”Spider-Man 3” as Venom/Eddie Brock, “Predators” and “Interstellar”) is 39.

Actress Michelle Rodriguez (known for the films “S.W.A.T.”, “Avatar” as Trudy and the “Fast and the Furious’ films and the tv series “Lost”) is 39.

Former actor Erik Per Sullivan (known for the tv series “Malcolm in the Middle” as younger brother Dewey and the films “The Cider House Rules” and “Unfaithful” and “Finding Nemo”) is 26.

(Sources: on-this-day.com.imdb.com)

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