Jul 18, 2014 | G-BLOG | 0 comments


If today is your birthday, then you share it with the following celebs:
Vin Diesel (Actor, screenwriter, producer, and director who won the 2011 CinemaCon Award for Action Star of the Year for his role in Fast & Furious 5. His other films include Pitch Black, xXx, and Riddick.) – 47
Nelson Mandela (1918-2013: South African revolutionary and politician who radically changed the conditions of the Apartheid state of South Africa for the better by addressing institutionalized racism and inequality. He served 27 years in prison and, upon his release in 1994, he became South Africa’s first black chief executive, an office he served for five years.) – would have been 96 years old today.
Kristen Bell (Actress who starred in the television shows Veronica Mars and Gossip Girl and also had a role in the film Forgetting Sarah Marshall. In 2013, she played Princess Anna in the animated film Frozen.) – 34
Wendy Williams (Outspoken talk show host from several radio shows who became known as a shock jockette and later hosted The Wendy Williams Show.) – 50
Richard Branson (British entrepreneur who founded the Virgin Group, which included Virgin Records, Virgin Airlines, and hundreds of other companies.) – 64
Jim Bob Duggar (Star of reality show 19 Kids and Counting and father of nineteen kids as documented on television. He and his wife had two more children so the show was renamed twice.) – 49
Ricky Skaggs (Country and bluegrass artist known for songs such as Crying My Heart Out Over You from 1982 and Highway 40 Blues from 1983.) – 60
M.I.A. (Sri Lankan-British rapper, songwriter, and visual artist whose has released hits including “Paper Planes,” “Bad Girls,” and “Bring the Noize.”) – 39
James Brolin (Actor and director who won a Golden Globe and an Emmy Award for his role on the TV show Marcus Welby, MD.) – 74
Screamin Jay Hawkins (1929-2000: Blues singer, musician, and actor who recorded “I Put a Spell on You” in 1956. He is considered a proto shock rocker for his onstage antics and fashion.) – would have been 85 years old today.
Martha Reeves (R&B and pop singer with Martha and the Vandellas who sang “Dancing in the Street” and was hugely influential on Motown recording artists.) – 73
Jason Weaver (Also known as J-Weav, he appeared in supporting roles in The 2004 film Ladkillers and the 2002 film Drumline.) – 35
Elizabeth McGovern (Academy Award winner of the 1980 Best Supporting Actress for the movie Ragtime. She also played Cora, Countess of Grantham, in the popular series Downton Abbey.) – 53

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