If today is your birthday, “Happy Birthday!”
Playwright Tom Stoppard (The Real Thing, On the Razzle, Travesties, Empire of the Sun) is 75.
Singer Fontella Bass (Rescue Me) is 72.
Actor Kurtwood Smith (To Die For, The Crush, Star Trek 6: The Undiscovered Country, Dead Poets Society) is 69.
Actor Michael Cole (Mod Squad, Chuka, Nickel Mountain) is 67.
Singer Johnny Lee (Lookin’ for Love, One in a Million, Bet Your Heart on Me) is 66.
Actress – singer Betty Buckley (Cats, Eight is Enough, Carrie, Wyatt Earp) is 65.
Actress Jan Smithers (WKRP in Cincinnati, Mr. Nice Guy, Where the Lilies Bloom) is 63.
Former TV talk show host Montel Williams (The Montel Williams Show) is 56.
Singer – songwriter – keyboardist Vince Clarke (DePeche Mode, Yaz, The Assembly) is 52.
Actor Tom Cruise (Thomas Cruise Mapother IV; Mission: Impossible series, A Few Good Men, The Firm, Days of Thunder, Born on the Fourth of July, Cocktail, Top Gun, Rain Man, The Color of Money, Taps, Interview with a Vampire, Jerry Maguire, Eyes Wide Shut) is 50.
Actor Thomas Gibson (Far and Away, The Age of Innocence, Barcelona, Dharma & Greg, Eyes Wide Shut) is 50.
Actress Hunter Tylo (All My Children, Final Cut, Days of Our Lives, Longshot) is 50.
Actress Shawnee Smith (Becker, Iron Eagle, Who’s Harry Crumb?, Desperate Hours, Leaving Las Vegas, Arsenio, Armageddon) is 42.