Famous Birthdays, October 31st

Actress Lee Grant (Best Supporting Actress Oscar winner, known for the tv series “Peyton Place” and “Fay” and the films “Divorce American Style”, “Valley of Dolls”, “Buena Sera, Mrs. Campbell”, “Plaza Suite”, “Shampoo”, “Voyage of the Damned”, “Airport ‘77”, “Damien: Omen II”, “Little Miss Marker” and “Mulholland Drive”) is 94. (1925)

Singer, arranger, composer, conductor, pianist, producer Anita Kerr (Grammy winner, heard on songs by Brenda Lee, Perry Como, Pat Boone, Rosemary Clooney, Bobby Vinton, Roy Orbison, Willie Nelson, Floyd Cranmer and others) is 92.

Astronaut Michael Collins (member of the Apollo 11 moon landing mission who piloted the command module) is 89.

Broadcast journalist Dan Rather (he was CBS’ lead anchor from Dallas during the coverage of the Kennedy assassination) is 88.

Singer, songwriter Tom Paxton (Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award winner) is 88.

Actor Ron Rifkin (known for the tv series “The Mary Tyler Moore Show”, “One Day At a Time”, “The Trials of Rosie O’Neill”, “Alias”, “Brothers and Sisters” and “Gotham”and the films “The Sting II” and “L.A. Confidential”) is 80.

Singer, songwriter Otis Williams (Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, founder and last living original member of the group The Temptations) is 78.

Actress Sally Kirkland (Best Actress Oscar nominee, known for the films “The Way We Were”, “The Sting”, “Anna”, “JFK”, “The Player”, and “Bruce Almighty” and the tv series “Valley of the Dolls”) is 78.

Actor Brian Doyle-Murray (brother of Bill Murray , known for the films “Caddyshack”, “National Lampoon’s Vacation”, “Sixteen Candles””The Razor’s Edge”, “Scrooged”, “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation”, “Ghostbusters II”, “Wayne’s World”, “Groundhog Day” and the tv series “Saturday Night Live”,““Sullivan & Son’ and “The Middle”) is 74. (Image: Pinterest… Brian Doyle-Murray and Bill Murray from ‘Groundhog Day’)

Actress Deidre Hall (known for such tv series as “Days of Our Lives” and “Our House”) is 72.

Broadcast journalist Jane Pauley is 69.

Actress Lynda Goodfriend (known for the tv series “Happy Days” as Lori Beth Allen and such films as Nothing In Common” with Tom Hanks and “Beaches”) is 66.

Actor Ken Wahl (known for the tv series “Wiseguy” as Vinnie Terranova) is 65.

Actor Brian Stokes (Grammy nominee, known for the tv series “Trapper John, M.D.” as Dr. Jackson, “New Kids On the Block”, “James Bond Jr.” and “The Addams Family”) is 62.

Director Peter Jackson (Best Director, Best Picture and Bet Writing/Adapted Screenplay Academy Award winner, known for the “Lord of the Rings” movies) is 58.

Actor Dermont Mulroney (known for the films “Young Guns”, “My Best Friend’s Wedding”, “About Schmidt” and “The Grey” and the tv series”Shameless”) is 56.

Actor, comedian Rob Schneider (known for “Saturday Night Live”, the tv series “Men Behaving Badly” and the film “50 First Dates”) is 56.

Former baseball player Fred McGriff (former Toronto Blue Jay, 1995 World Series champion with Atlanta) is 56.

Actor Mike O’Malley (known for the tv series “Life With Roger”, “Yes Dear”, “My Name Is E Earl”, and “Glee” and the films “Eat Pray Love”, “Concussion” and “Sully”) is 55.

Actress Piper Perabo (known for the films “Coyote Ugly”, “Cheaper By the Dozen” (and “… Dozen 2”) and “The Prestige” and the tv series “Covert Affairs”) is 43.

Actor Eddie Kaye Thomas is (known for the films “American Pie” and “American Pie 2” as Finch and the tv series “Til Death”, “American Dad!” and “Scorpion”) is 39.

(Sources: On-This-Day, IMDb)

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