Anita Pointer is 70 today

Celebrity birthdays for Jan. 23

  • Jan. 23, 2018 1:30 a.m.
Anita Pointer is 70 today

(AP) — Celebrity birthdays for Jan. 23:

Singer Anita Pointer of the Pointer Sisters is 70.

Actor Richard Dean Anderson (MacGyver) is 68.

Pliot Chesley (Sully) Sullenberger is 67.

Singer-guitarist Robin Zander of Cheap Trick is 65.

Singer Anita Baker is 60.

Bassist Earl Falconer of UB40 is 59.

Bassist Nick Harmer of Death Cab For Cutie is 43.

Nobel Prize-winning Toronto chemist John Polanyi is 89.

Actress Chita Rivera is 85.

Actor-director Lou Antonio is 84.

Jazz vibraphonist Gary Burton is 75.

Actor Gil Gerard is 75.

Actor Rutger Hauer is 74.

R&B singer Jerry Lawson is 74.

Bassist-keyboardist Bill Cunningham of The Box Tops is 68.

Canadian musician Kevan Staples, formerly of Rough Trade, is 68.

Princess Caroline of Monaco is 61.

Actor Boris McGiver (“House of Cards,” “Boardwalk Empire”) is 56.

Actress Gail O’Grady (“American Dreams,” “NYPD Blue”) is 55.

Actress Mariska Hargitay (“Law and Order: Special Victims Unit”) is 54.

NHL executive and Hockey Hall-of-Famer Brendan Shanahan is 49.

Singer Marc Nelson (Az Yet) is 47.

Actress Tiffani Thiessen (“Beverly Hills, 90210”) is 44.

Singer-actress Rachel Crow is 20.

Also born on this date (death in parentheses):

In 1737, U.S. politician John Hancock. (Oct. 8, 1793)

In 1888, blues and folk singer Leadbelly (real name Huddie Ledbetter). (Dec. 6, 1949)

In 1898, actor Randolph Scott. (March 2, 1987)

In 1919, comedian Ernie Kovacs. (Jan. 13, 1962)

In 1919, actress Frances Bay. (Sept. 15, 2011)

In 1928, actress Jeanne Moreau. (July 31, 2017)

In 1932, British blues singer and harmonica player Cyril Davies. (Jan. 7, 1964)

In 1940, country singer-songwriter Johnny Russell. (July 3, 2001)

In 1950, Keyboardist Danny Federici (E Street Band). (April 17, 2008)

In 1935, Canadian tenor Carl Duggan. (1992)

In 1943, broadcaster-journalist Bill Cameron. (March 12, 2005)