Born April 17th:
Actor William Holden (Best Actor Oscar winner, Primetime Emmy winner, known for such films as “Golden Boy”, “Sunset Boulevard”, “Stalag 17”, “The Bridge on the River Kwai”, “The Towering Inferno”) who died in 1981 at the age of 63.
Music publisher and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Don Kirshner (known as the Man With the Golden Ear, who created The Monkees and was instrumental in launching the careers of singers and songwriters, including Bobby Darin and was also responsible for finding Neil Diamond, Carole King, as well as discovering the occasional rock act, such as Kansas) born this date 1934… died in 2011
Composer, musician and several-times Grammy Award winner Jan Hammer (known for such tv theme songs as “Miami Vice Theme” and “Crockett’s Theme”, as well as numerous movie soundtracks) is 70. (1948)
Actress Olivia Hussey (Golden Globe winner, known for the films “Romeo and Juliet” as Juliet, “Death On the Nile” and “Lost Horizon” and the tv mini-series “Jesus of Nazareth” as Mary and 1990’s “It” as Audra and “Lonesome Dove” as Olivia and the tv movie “Ivanhoe”) is 67. (1951)
Actor Sean Bean (Screen Actors Guild winner, known for the tv series “Sharpe”, the films Patriot Games”, “Goldeneye” and “The Lord of the Rings” films as Boromir and the tv series “Game of Thrones” as Ned Stark) is 59. (Image: uncyclopedi.com from “Sharpe”) (1959)
Actress Teri Austin (from Toronto, known for the tv series “Knots Landing” as Jill Bennett) is 61. (1957)
Actress Lela Rochon (known for the film “Waiting To Exhale” as Robi Stokes, the tv series “The Division” as Inspector Reide) is 54. (1964)
Actor William Mapother (Screen Actors Guild nominee, known for the tv series “Lost” as Ethan Rom and “The Mentalist” as Richard Haibach) is 53. (1965)
Actor Henry Cusick (Primetime Emmy nominee, known for the tv series “Lost” as Desmond Hum, “The 100” as Marcus Kane) is 51. (1967)
Actress Jennifer Garner (Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild winner, multiple Primetime Emmy nominee, known for the tv series “Time of Your Life”, and “Alias” and the films “13 Going On 30” and “Juno) is 46. (1972)
English businesswoman, fashion designer, model, singer and OBE. Victoria Beckham (of the Spice Girls fame, a.k.a. Mrs. David Beckham) is 44. (1974)
(Sources: On-This-Day.com, imdb.com).