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Celebrity-Birthdays-May21

Celebrity Birthdays for May 21: Singer Ron Isley of the Isley Brothers is 83. Baseball Hall of Fame manager Bobby Cox is 83. '60s pop vocalist Marcie Blane is 80. Keyboardist Bill Champlin (Chicago) is 77.

Celebrity Birthdays for May 21:


Singer Ron Isley of the Isley Brothers is 83.

Baseball Hall of Fame manager Bobby Cox is 83.

'60s pop vocalist Marcie Blane is 80.

Keyboardist Bill Champlin (Chicago) is 77.

Actress Carol Potter ("Beverly Hills, 90210," ''Sunset Beach") is 76.

Singer Leo Sayer is 76.

Comedian and former U.S. Senator Al Franken is 73.

Actor Mr. T (born Lawrence Tureaud) is 72.

Drummer Stan Lynch (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers) is 69.

Singer Paul Hyde (The Payola$, Rock and Hyde) is 69.

Actor Judge Reinhold is 67.

Actor-director Nick Cassavetes ("The Notebook") is 65.

Actress Lisa Edelstein ("House") of 58.

Actress Fairuza Balk ("The Waterboy") is 50.

Singer-guitarist Mikel Jollet of Airborne Toxic Event is 50.

Rapper Havoc of Mobb Deep is 50.

Musician singer-songwriter Gotye is 44.

Actor Sunkrish Bala ("Castle") is 40.

Actor David Ajala ("Black Box") is 38.

Actress Ashlie Brillault ("Lizzie McGuire") is 37.

Country singer Cody Johnson is 37.

Actor Scotty Leavenworth ("7th Heaven") is 34.


Also born on this date (death in parentheses):


In 1688, poet Alexander Pope. (May 30, 1744)

In 1891, Canadian composer Claude Champagne. (Dec. 21, 1965)

In 1904, pianist and songwriter Thomas (Fats) Waller. (Dec. 15, 1943)

In 1916, novelist Harold Robbins. (Oct. 14, 1997)

In 1916, tenor Dennis Day. (June 22, 1988)

In 1917, actor Raymond Burr. (Sept. 12, 1993)

In 1921, Nobel Peace Prize winner Andrei Sakharov. (Dec. 14, 1989)

In 1924, actress Peggy Cass. (March 8, 1999)

In 1932, R&B singer Billy Wright. (Oct. 28, 1991)

In 1940, British singer Tony Sheridan. (Feb. 16, 2013)

In 1943, guitarist Hilton Valentine of The Animals. (Jan. 29, 2021)

In 1945, actor Richard Hatch ("Battlestar Galactica"). (Feb. 7, 2017)

In 1961, actor Brent Briscoe ("Mulholland Drive," ''A Simple Plan"). (Oct. 18, 2017)

In 1967, pro wrestler Chris Benoit. (June 24, 2007)

In 1972, rapper The Notorious B.I.G. (March 9, 1997)

The Canadian Press