Little Richard turns 85 today

Celebrity birthdays for Dec. 5

  • Dec. 5, 2017 1:30 a.m.

Celebrity Birthdays for Dec. 5:

Singer Little Richard is 85.

Author Joan Didion is 83.

World Golf Hall-of-Famer Lanny Wadkins is 68.

Actor Brian Backer (Fast Times at Ridgemont High) is 61.

Comedian Margaret Cho is 49.

Actress Jessica Pare (Mad Men) is 37.

Actor Frankie Muniz (“Malcolm in the Middle”) is 32.

Author Calvin Trillin is 82.

Actor Jeroen Krabbe (“The Fugitive”) is 73.

Opera singer Jose Carreras is 71.

Singer Jim Messina (Loggins and Messina, Poco) is 70.

Actress Morgan Brittany (“Dallas”) is 66.

Singer-songwriter Andy Kim (born Andrew Youakim, also known as Baron Longfellow) is 65.

Pro Football Hall of Fame wide receiver Art Monk is 60.

Singer Jack Russell (Great White) is 57.

Country singer Ty England is 54.

Singer-guitarist John Rzeznik of The Goo Goo Dolls is 52.

Country singer Gary Allan is 50.

Actress Alex Kapp Horner (“The New Adventures of Old Christine”) is 48.

Writer-director Morgan J. Freeman is 48.

Bassist Regina Zernay of Cowboy Mouth is 45.

Actress Paula Patton (“Precious”) is 42.

Actress Amy Acker (“Person of Interest,” “Angel”) is 41.

Actor Adan Canto (“Designated Survivor”) is 36.

Singer Keri Hilson is 35.

Actor Gabriel Luna is 35.

Race car driver James Hinchcliffe is 31.

Actor Ross Bagley (“Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”) is 29.

Also born on this date:

In 1782, U.S. President Martin Van Buren. (July 24, 1862)

In 1839, U.S. army officer George Custer. (June 25, 1876)

In 1875, Sir Arthur William Currie, the first Canadian appointed commander of the Canadian Corps during First World War. He died Nov. 30, 1933.

In 1890, director Fritz Lang. (Aug. 2, 1976)

In 1898, American soprano Grace Moore. She died Jan. 26, 1947.

In 1901, animated film producer Walt Disney. He died Dec. 15, 1966.

In 1905, actor-film director Otto Preminger. He died April 23, 1986.

In 1922, songwriter and pianist Don Robertson. (March 16, 2015)

In 1924, Canadian opera bass Jean-Pierre Hurteau. (Nov. 25, 2009)

In 1925, Canadian comedian Dave Broadfoot. (Nov. 1, 2016)

In 1931, gospel music legend Reverend James Cleveland. He died Feb. 9, 1991.

In 1938, guitarist J.J. Cale. He died July 26, 2013.

In 1963, actress Carrie Hamilton. She died Jan. 20, 2002.

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