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CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS   for Jul 21, 2017
EDWARD HERRMANN
Age 74
Biography: The embodiment of erudite, well-bred men of means in American entertainment, Edward Herrmann was an Emmy- and Tony-winning actor whose gift for quiet drama and frothy comedy enlivened such projects as "Eleanor and Franklin" (ABC, 1976), "Love Affair: The Eleanor and Lou Gehrig Story" (NBC, 1978), "Reds" (1981), "The Lost Boys" (1987) and "Gilmore Girls" (The WB, 2000-07). Tall, reserved and possessed of a marvelously fluid voice, Herrmann's characters ran the gamut of the rich, intelligent and powerful - from multiple portrayals of Franklin Delano Roosevelt and the kindly founder of St....
 
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Juno Temple
Age 28
Biography: A fearless young actress, Juno Temple seemed to deliberately choose complicated roles in dark material. Born July 21, 1989 in London, England, Juno Violet Temple hailed from a showbiz family; she was the daughter of director Julien Temple and producer Amanda...
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Norman Jewison
Age 91
Biography: A consummate craftsman known for eliciting fine performances from his casts, director Norman Jewison addressed important social and political issues throughout career, often making controversial or complicated subjects accessible to mainstream audiences....
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Jing Tian
Age 29
Biography: A capable and appealing presence in comedies and action films in her native China, actress Jing Tian made an impressive leap to American features with appearances in such blockbusters as "Kong: Skull Island" (2017). Born July 21, 1988 in Xi'an, China, she...
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Ali Landry
Age 44
Biography: Model-actress Ali Landry became an overnight sensation in one of the most memorable Super Bowl commercials ever. Already crowned Miss Louisiana Teen USA 1990 and Miss USA 1996, the Louisiana beauty turned to acting in 1997. The following year Landry broke out...
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Arija Bareikis
Age 51
Biography: An attractive blonde actress with an honest, unadorned appeal, Arija Bareikis projects a quietly powerful presence that has led to a burgeoning career on both stage and screen. She racked up theater credits in regional productions before landing a major...
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Art Hindle
Age 69
Biography: Art Hindle is the nephew of the actor Michael Kane. Inspired by his uncle, Hindle performed in local theater as a teenager, before ultimately taking a job as a stockbroker. However, brokering proved unsatisfying, so he quit to pursue acting professionally. He...
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Joey Bragg
Age 21
Biography: Actor and comedian Joey Bragg began performing on the stand-up circuit in his early teens before moving into television with a recurring role on teen sitcom "Liv and Maddie" (Disney Channel, 2013-17). Born in Union City, CA in 1996, Bragg started writing...
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Jon Lovitz
Age 60
Biography: A pear-shaped, somewhat froggy-faced comedic character player, Jon Lovitz gained initial fame as a regular on NBC's "Saturday Night Live." Lacking the mimetic virtuosity of some of his colleagues, Lovitz nonetheless emerged as one of the show's stars thanks...
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Jamie Waylett
Age 28
Biography: Known to audiences worldwide as the bully Vincent Crabbe from the "Harry Potter" (2001-2011) franchise, Jamie Waylett was born in London in 1989. Even before he beat the odds by landing a role in a massively popular movie series, Waylett had already bested...
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Mel Damski
Age 71
Biography: Mel Damski, born and raised in New York City, is an award-winning director and producer. He went to college at Colgate University in upstate New York on a football scholarship, and, after graduating, wrote as a sports reporter for Long Island Newsday. After...
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Charlotte Gainsbourg
Age 46
Biography: The progeny of a French recording artist and a British film star, singer-actress Charlotte Gainsbourg inherited not only her parents' respective talents, but their penchant for embracing the unconventional. In the spotlight roughly from birth, it came as...
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Don Knotts
Deceased: Feb 24, 2006
Biography: In a typical Hollywood paradox, Don Knotts proved quite adept at securing steady work playing the frantically nervous and incompetent. With his ungainly, frail-looking physique, bulging eyes, weak chin and prominent Adam's apple, he confounded traditional...
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Johnny Sekka
Deceased: Sep 14, 2006
Biography: Johnny Sekka's acting talents were showcased on the big screen many times throughout the course of his Hollywood career. Sekka began his acting career with roles in such films as the dramatic adaptation "The Wild and the Willing" (1964) with Virginia...
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Leigh Lawson
Age 72
Biography: Leigh Lawson has built an incredible presence on the big screen throughout his acting career. Lawson started his acting career landing roles in such films as "Brother Sun, Sister Moon" (1972) with Graham Faulkner, "The Tiger Lily" (1975) and the drama "The...
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Vanessa Lengies
Age 32
Biography: Vanessa Lengies found success as an actress early on, when she was just six years old. At the beginning of her acting career, Lengies appeared in various television sitcoms like "Radio Active" (Fox Family Channel, 1998-99) and "8 Simple Rules" (ABC,...
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Karel Reisz
Deceased: Nov 25, 2002
Biography: Uprooted from a secure and comfortable home at the age of 12, Karel Reisz emigrated from his native Czechoslovakia one step ahead of the Nazi invasion and arrived in his adopted England knowing scarcely a word of its language. He went about becoming as...
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Sprague Grayden
Age 37
Biography: Though she entered into acting at an early age, Sprague Grayden managed to receive a quality education while her parents made sure she stayed grounded throughout her youth. By the time she pursued acting as an adult, Grayden had blossomed into an assured...
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Denise Dowse
Age 59
Biography: Hard-working Hawaiian-born actress Denise Dowse appeared most memorably in dual roles on the decade-spanning '90s staple "Beverly Hills, 90210". In the early half of the 1990s, she launched her career putting in one-off appearances on hit sitcoms like "ALF"...
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Alysia Reiner
Age 47
Biography: Actress Alysia Reiner was most commonly known for her roles in television dramas. Reiner kickstarted her acting career appearing on various dramas, including "Law & Order" (NBC, 1990-2010), "The Practice" (ABC, 1996-2004) and "Law & Order: Special Victims...
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