Bette Midler turns 72 today

Celebrity birthdays for Dec. 1

  • Dec. 1, 2017 1:30 a.m.

(AP) Celebrity Birthdays for Dec. 1:

Actress-singer Bette Midler is 72.

Actor-director Woody Allen is 82.

Drummer John Densmore of The Doors is 73.

Comedian Sarah Silverman is 47.

Guitarist Brad Delson of Linkin Park is 40.

Singer Vance Joy is 30.

Singer Tyler Joseph of Twenty One Pilots is 29.

Rock ‘n’ roll drummer Sandy Nelson is 79.

Singer Dianne Lennon of the Lennon Sisters is 78.

World Golf Hall-of-Famer Lee Trevino is 78.

Bassist Casey Van Beek of The Tractors is 75.

Television producer David Salzman is 74.

Singer-guitarist Eric Bloom of Blue Oyster Cult is 73.

Singer Gilbert O’Sullivan is 71.

Actor Treat Williams is 66.

TV host Bob Goen is 63.

Country singer Kim Richey is 61.

Singer Julee Cruise is 61.

Actress Charlene Tilton is 59.

Steve Jansen, drummer with the early ’80s British group Japan, is 58.

Model-actress Carol Alt is 57.

Actor Jeremy Northam (“The Tudors,” “Happy, Texas”) is 56.

Olympic speed skater Sylvie Daigle is 55.

Actress Katherine LaNasa is 51.

Producer-director Andrew Adamson is 51.

B.C.-born former major league NL MVP outfielder Larry Walker is 51.

Actor Nestor Carbonell (“Lost,” “Suddenly Susan”) is 50.

Actress Golden Brooks (“Girlfriends”) is 47.

Drummer Greg Upchurch is 46.

Actress Emily Mortimer (TV” The Newsroom”) is 46.

Singer Bart Millard of MercyMe is 45.

Actor Ron Melendez is 45.

Actor-writer-producer David Hornsby (“It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”) is 42.

Actor Nate Torrence is 40.

Singer-songwriter Mat Kearney is 39.

Drummer Mika Fineo of Filter is 36.

Actor Riz Ahmed (“Rogie One: A Star Wars Story”) is 35.

Actor Charles Michael Davis is 33.

Singer-actress Janelle Monae is 32.

Actress Ashley Monique Clark (“The Hughleys”) is 29.

Actress Zoe Kravitz (“Insurgent,” “Divergent”) is 29.

Singer Nico Sereba of Nico and Vinz is 27.

Actor Jackson Nicoll is 14.

Also born on this date (death in parentheses):

In 1913, Broadway musical star Mary Martin. (Nov. 3, 1990)

In 1920, Maurice Bolyer, Canada’s “King of the Banjo.” (Aug. 18, 1978)

In 1922, actor Paul Picerni (“The Untouchables”). (Jan. 12, 2011)

In 1933, singer Lou Rawls. (Jan. 6, 2006)

In 1934, singer Billy Paul. (April 24, 2016)

In 1940, comedian Richard Pryor. (Dec. 10, 2005)

In 1951, jazz-rock bassist Jaco Pastorius. (Sept. 21, 1987)

In 1957, R&B singer Vesta Williams. (Sept. 22, 2011)

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