THE JUICE WITH JEM
If today is your birthday, then you share it with the following celebs:
Willow Smith (The daughter of Will and Jada Pinkett Smith who became known for her song “Whip My Hair” and for “Fireball.”) – 14
Vanessa Marano (Known for playing the role of Bay Kennish on the show Switched at Birth and also appeared on other series like Gilmore Girls and Ghost Whisperer.) – 22
Ben Bruce (British singer and songwriter known for his folk rock style and who was influenced by a wide variety of artists, including Deep Purple and Metallica, and Michael Bublé.) – 26
John Candy (1950-1994: A Lovable comedian from Uncle Buck, The Great Outdoors, and Spaceballs who died at age forty-four. His other films include National Lampoon’s Vacation, The Rescuers Down Under, Cool Runnings, Wagons East, and The Magic 7.) – would have been 64 years old today.
Peter Jackson (Academy Award-winning director of The Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Hobbit trilogy, and the successful remake of King Kong.) – 53
Michael Landon (1936-1991: Actor who played notable roles on the television shows, Bonanza, Little House on the Prairie, and Highway to Heaven.) – would have been 78 years old today.
Nolan North (Leading man of the video-game industry; played Nathan Drake in the “Uncharted” series, Desmond Miles in the “Assassin’s Creed” series, and Penguin in “Batman: Arkham City” and “Batman: Arkham Origins,” to name a few.) – 44
Jim Benton (Children’s author and illustrator known for the It’s Happy Bunny series and the Dear Dumb Diary series; he was also a two-time National Cartoonists Society Reuben Award nominee.) – 54
Dermot Mulroney (Though most of his career presides on the big screen, he had a five episode stint on Fox’s New Girl and six episodes on HBO’s Enlightened. He frequently plays lead performances in Rom Com films.) – 51
Juliette Gordon Low (1860-1927: Inspirational founder of Girl Scouts of the USA in March of 1912.) – would have been 154 years old today!
Deidre Hall (Actress who became known for playing Dr. Marlena Evans on the soap opera Days of Our Lives.) – 67
Lil JJ (Best known for his role as Jordan on the Nickelodeon series Just Jordan as well as the Vital Information sketch on All That.) – 24
Illinois Jacquet (1922-2004: Tenor saxophonist who is recognized for his role in the song “Flying Home,” which featured the first R&B saxophone solo. He was also one of the few jazz artists to play the bassoon.) – would have been 92 years old today.
Ethel Waters (1896- 1977: Jazz and blues singer who was also a stage and screen actress and who sang “Stormy Weather” and “Am I Blue?”) – would have been 118 years old today!
Zaha Hadid (The first woman and first Muslim to receive the Pritzker Prize in architecture in 2004. She was also awarded the Stirling Prize in 2010 and 2011. She was known for her futuristic designs and use of curving formations with fragmented geometry and numerous points of perspective. She came in first in 2002 in the international design competition for Singapore’s one-north master plan.) – ABOUT
Rob Schneider (He popularized the phrase ‘You Can Do It!’ in the Adam Sandler film The Waterboy. He was also featured in the comedic film Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo, in which he played a desperate fish tank cleaner in search of love.) – 51
Vanilla Ice (Born Rob Van Winkle, he entered rap stardom in 1990 after his single, “Ice Ice Baby,” became the first hip hop song to reach the top of the Billboard Charts.) – 47
Source: FamousBirthdays.com/Image: Billboard.com