Betty White turns 96 today

Betty White turns 96 today

Celebrity birthdays for Jan. 17

  • Jan. 17, 2018 1:30 a.m.

(AP) — Celebrity birthdays for Jan. 17:

Actress Betty White is 96.

Talk show host Maury Povich is 79.

Singer Steve Earle is 63.

Actor-comedian Steve Harvey is 61.

Actor Jim Carrey is 56.

Former U.S. first lady Michelle Obama is 54.

Multi-genre singer Kid Rock (born Robert Ritchie) is 47.

Actress-singer Zooey Deschanel (New Girl) is 38.

Actor James Earl Jones is 87.

Singer Chris Montez is 76.

French singer-songwriter Francoise Hardy is 74.

Singer William Hart of The Delfonics is 73.

Actress Joanna David (“Downton Abbey”) is 71.

Actress Jane Elliott (“General Hospital”) is 71.

Former Rolling Stones guitarist Mick Taylor is 70.

Singer Sheila Hutchinson of The Emotions is 65.

Singer Paul Young is 62.

Singer Susanna Hoffs of The Bangles is 59.

Writer-Director Brian Helgeland (“42,” “Mystic River,” “L.A. Confidential”) is 57.

Actor Denis O’Hare (“American Horror Story,” “True Blood,” “Garden State”) is 56.

Actor Joshua Malina (“The West Wing,” “Sports Night”) is 52.

Singer Shabba Ranks is 52.

Drummer Jon Wysocki (Staind) is 50.

Actor Naveen Andrews (“Lost”) is 49.

Electronic musician DJ Tiesto is 49.

Rapper Lil Jon (born Jonathan Smith) is 47.

Actor Freddy Rodriguez (“The Night Shift,” “Six Feet Under”) is 43.

Actor-writer Leigh Whannel (“Saw” and “Insidious” movies) is 41.

Professional ballroom dancer Maksim Chmerkovskiy (TV: “Dancing with the Stars”) is 38.

Singer Ray J is 37.

Actor Diogo Morgado is 37.

Country singer Amanda Wilkinson of The Wilkinsons is 36.

NBA All-Star Dwyane Wade is 36.

Actor Ryan Gage (“The Hobbit”) is 35.

DJ Calvin Harris is 34.

Drummer Jeremiah Fraites of The Lumineers is 32.

Actor Jonathan Keltz (“Reign,” “Entourage”) is 30.

Actress Kelly Marie Tran (“Star Wars: The Last Jedi”) is 29.

Actress Kathrine Herzer (“Madame Secretary”) is 21.

Also born on this date (death in parentheses):

In 1706, American scientist and statesman Benjamin Franklin. (April 17, 1790)

In 1820, British novelist and poet Anne Bronte. (May 28, 1849)

In 1828, American Civil War General Lewis A. Grant. (March 20, 1918)

In 1880, Canadian-born director Mark Sennett. (Nov. 5, 1960)

In 1899, American gangster Al Capone. (Jan. 25, 1947)

In 1914, comedy writer Irving Brecher. (Nov. 17, 2008)

In 1914, poet William Stafford. (Aug. 28, 1993)

In 1917, Canadian composer Oskar Morawetz, in Czechoslovakia. (June 13, 2007)

In 1920, Walter Bailes, a member of the early country trio The Bailes Brothers. (Nov. 27, 2000)

In 1925, author Robert Cormier. (Nov. 3, 2000)

In 1925, Canadian-born actress Patricia Owens. (Aug. 31, 2000)

In 1927, actress-singer Eartha Kitt. (Dec. 25, 2008)

In 1928, hairdresser Vidal Sassoon. (May 9, 2012)

In 1929, Hockey Hall of Fame goalie Jacques Plantes. (Feb 27, 1986)

In 1931, MLB player/coach Don Zimmer. (June 4, 2014)

In 1933, puppeteer Shari Lewis. (Aug. 2, 1998)

In 1942, International Boxing Hall-of-Famer Muhammad Ali. (June 3, 2016)

In 1946, Canadian guitarist Domenic Troiano. (May 25, 2005)

In 1949, comedian Andy Kaufman. (May 16, 1984)