Famous Birthdays, May 25th

Born May 25th:

Lyricist Hal David, born this date 1921, passed away in 2012 at the age of 91, who, with Burt Bacharach wrote such enduring songs as “Magic Moments”, “Alfie”, “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head”, “The Look of Love” and “Close To You”.

Country singer, songwriter Tom T. Hall (known for his song “I Love” and wrtitng “Harper Valley, PTA”) is 82. (1936)

Actor Ian McKellen (widely regarded as one of greatest stage and screen actors, Best Actor Oscar, Best Supporting Actor Oscar, multiple Primetime Emmy nominee, Golden Globe, multiple Screen Actors Guild winner, known for the fims ‘Richard III”, “Rasputin”, the “Lord of the Rings” films as Gandalf, the “X-Men” films as Eric Lensherr/Magneto, “The Da Vinci Code”, the tv series “Coronation Street” and “Vicious”) is 79. Image: pinterest.com with Elijah Wood from “Lord of the Rings”) (1939)

Singer Jessi Colter (Grammy winner, known for her single “I’m Not Lisa” is 75. (1943)

Actress, singer Leslie Uggams (Golden Globe and Primetime Emmy nominee, Daytime Emmy winner, known for the tv mini-series “Roots” as Kizzy and “Backstairs At the White House”, and the tv series “Empire” as Leah Walker and the film “Deadpool 2”) is 75. (1943)

Actor, puppeteer Frank Oz (Primetime Emmy, multiple Daytime Emmy winner, known as a primary puppeteer for “The Muppets” including Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Grover and Animal and the voice of “Star Wars” Yoda) is 74. (1944)

Actress Karen Valentine (Golden Globe nominee, Primetime Emmy winner, known for the tv series “”Room 222” as Miss Johnson and “Karen” and the film “The Girl Who Came Gift-Wrapped”) is 71. (1947)

Actress Patti D’Arbanville-Quinn (of such tv series as “New York Undercover”, “The Sopranos” as Lorraine Calluzzo and “Third Watch” as Rose Boscorelli, “Rescue Me” and “The Sinner” ) is 67. (1951)

Actress, model Connie Sellecca (Golden Globe nominee, known for the tv series “The Greatest American Hero”, “Hotel” and “P.S.I. Luv You”… aka Mrs. John Tesh) is 62. (1955)

Actor, comedian, screenwriter Mike Myers (from Scarborough…Primetime Emmy, Screen Actors Guild winner known for “Saturday Night Live” and the films “Wayne’s World” (and sequel), the “Austin Powers” films , the “Shrek” movies and “Inglourious Basterds”) is 55. (1963)

Actress, director, screenwriter Anne Heche (Primetime Emmy nominee, of such films as “Donnie Brasco”, “Volcano” and “Six Days Seven Nights”, “Wag the Dog” and “John Q” with Denzel Washington and the tv series “Everwood”, “Men In Trees”, “Hung”, “The Legend of Korra”, “Aftermath” and “The Brave”) is 49. (1969)

Actor, comedian Jamie Kennedy (of the tv series Ghost Whisperer” as Professor Eli James, “The Cleveland Show” “Fanboy & Chum Chum”, “Heartbeat” and “Legends of Chamberlain Heights’ and the films “Scream”, “Scream 2”, “Scream 3” “Three Kings” with George Clooney) is 48. (1970)

Actor Justin Henry (Best Supporting Actor Oscar, multiple Golden Globe nominee, notable for the films “Kramer vs. Kramer”… the youngest actor at that time to be nominated in any category, as well as “Sixteen Candles”, “Martin’s Day” with Richard Harris and “My Own Worst Enemy with Christian Slater) is 39. (1979)

Actress Molly Sims (known for the tv series “Las Vegas” as Delinda Deline and the films “Starsky & Hutch” as Mrs. Feldman, The Benchwarmers” with David Spade and “Yes Man” with Jim Carrey as Stephanie) is 45. (1973)

Actor Cillian Murphy (Golden Globe nominee, of such films as “28 Days Later”, “Cold Mountain” “Batman Begins”, “Red Eye”, “The Dark Knight” as Scarecrow and “Dunkirk” and the tv series “Peaky Blinders”) is 42. (1976)

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

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