THE JUICE WITH JEM
If today is your birthday, then you share it with the following celebs:
Deniece Williams (Singer-songwriter who recorded the soul classic “Free” in 1976, as well as hits like “It’s Gonna Take a Miracle” and “Let’s Hear it for The Boy.”) – 64
Anderson Cooper (TV investigative reporter and son of Gloria Vanderbilt. He became famous as the host of Anderson Cooper 360 on CNN.) – 47
Curtis Mayfield (1942- 1999: Funk and soul singer who composed the Super Fly soundtrack and who worked with The Impressions. He was a guitarist, bassist, pianist, saxophonist, and drummer.) – would have been 72 years old today.
Josephine Baker (1906-1975: Revue Negre entertainer who adopted a Rainbow Tribe of orphans and appeared in Princess Tam Tam and Siren of the Tropics. Her costume in Danse banane brought her widespread recognition.) – would have been 108 years old today!
Dr. Charles Drew (1904-1950: African American surgeon who created the first blood bank, which saved thousands of lives during World War II. Without his revolutionary work the American Red Cross Blood Bank would never exist.) – would have been 110 years old today!
Colleen Dewhurst (1924-1991: Acclaimed Canadian-born theater and television actress who won a Tony Award for her role as Josie Hogan in the Broadway revival of A Moon for the Misbegotten. She also appeared in the television series Murphy Brown and famously played Marilla Cuthbert in the popular Anne of Green Gables television miniseries.) – would have been 90 years old today.
Irma P. Hall (Actress who played wise matriarchal characters in Soul Food and Gift for the Living.) – 79
Boots Randolph (1927- 2007: Known for his 1963 hit “Yakety Sax” who was one of the musicians known for having the “Nashville Sound.”) – would have been 87 years old today.
Source: FamousBirthdays.com/Image: GigWise.com