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David Letterman is 71 today

Celebrity birthdays for April 12

  • Apr. 12, 2018 1:30 a.m.

(AP) — Celebrity birthdays for April 12:

Talk show host David Letterman is 71.

Children’s author Beverly Cleary is 102.

Rock singer John Kay of Steppenwolf is 74.

Actor Ed O’Neill (Modern Family, Married…With Children) is 72.

Actress Alicia Coppola is 50.

Actress Shannen Doherty is 47.

Actress Claire Danes is 39.

Actress Jane Withers is 92.

Opera singer Montserrat Caballe is 85.

Playwright Alan Ayckbourn is 79.

Jazz musician Herbie Hancock is 78.

Actor Dan Lauria (“The Wonder Years”) is 71.

Author Scott Turow is 69.

Actor-playwright Tom Noonan is 67.

Singer J.D. Nicholas of The Commodores is 66.

Singer Pat Travers is 64.

Actor Andy Garcia is 62.

Movie director Walter Salles is 62.

Actress Suzzanne Douglas (“The Parent ‘Hood”) is 61.

Country singer Vince Gill is 61.

TV personality J Alexander (“America’s Next Top Model”) is 60.

Guitarist Will Sergeant of Echo and the Bunnymen is 60.

Sportscaster Ron MacLean is 58.

Singer Art Alexakis of Everclear is 56.

Singer Amy Ray of the Indigo Girls is 54.

Country singer Deryl Dodd is 54.

Singer Nicholas Hexum of 311 is 48.

Actor Nicholas Brendon (“Buffy the Vampire Slayer”) is 47.

Actress Marley Shelton is 44.

Actress Sarah Jane Morris (“NCIS”) is 41.

Actress Jordana Spiro is 41.

Bassist Guy Berryman of Coldplay is 40.

Actress Riley Smith (“Nashville”) is 40.

Actress Jennifer Morrison (“Once Upon A Time,” “House”) is 39.

Singer Brian McFadden (Westlife) is 38.

Musician Erik Mongrain is 38.

Actor Matt McGorry (“How To Get Away With Murder,” “Orange is the New Black”) is 32.

Singer-guitarist Brendon Urie of Panic At The Disco is 31.

Model-actress Brooklyn Decker is 31.

Actress Saoirse Ronan is 24.

Also born on this date (death in parentheses):

In 1908, romance novelist Ida Pollock. (Dec. 3, 2013)

In 1917, jazz vocalist Helen Forrest. (July 11, 1999)

In 1919, bandleader Billy Vaughn. (Sept. 26, 1991)

In 1924, Canadian dance band vocalist Lorraine McAllister. (April 27, 1984)

In 1925, country singer Ned Miller. (March 18, 2016)

In 1929, country singer Tony Douglas. (Jan 22, 2013)

In 1932, singer Tiny Tim (born Herbert Khaury). (Nov. 30, 1996)

In 1936, former country singer turned minister Judy Lynn. (May 26, 2010)

In 1936, actor Charles Napier. (Oct. 5, 2011)

In 1942, actor Frank Bank (“Leave It to Beaver”). (April 13, 2013)

In 1945, Canadian arranger and keyboardist Doug Riley. (Aug. 27, 2007)

In 1945, blues singer Ann Rabson. (Jan. 30, 2013)

In 1946, actor John Dunsworth. (Oct. 16, 2017)

In 1947, author Tom Clancy. (Oct. 1, 2013)

In 1950, singer-actor David Cassidy. (Nov. 21, 2017)

In 1983, Canadian celebrity chef Anthony Sedlak. (July 6, 2012)