The 'Piano Man' Billy Joel Turns 73 Today


Actors:

Candice Bergen is 76 (“Starting Over,” “Gandhi,” “Murphy Brown,” “Boston Legal,” “Miss Congeniality,” “Sweet Home Alabama,” “The Women,” “Bride Wars”)

John Corbett is 61 (“Northern Exposure,” “Sex and the City,” “My Big Fat Greek Wedding,” “United States of Tara”) (FAST FACT: In a relationship with “10’s” Bo Derek since 2002, the couple decided to make it legal – and married in 2020)

Rosario Dawson is 43 (“Rent,” “Sin City, “Trance,” “Clerks II,” “Unstoppable”)

Chris Diamantopoulos is 47 (“Three Stooges,” “Frasier,” “The Sopranos,” “Les Miserables”)

Grace Gummer is 36 (“Gigantic,” “Smash,” “Larry Crowne,” “American Horror Story: Freak Show,” “Extant,” “Mr. Robot,” “Dr. Death”)

Glenda Jackson is 86 (“A Touch of Glass,” “Mary, Queen of Scots,” “Sunday Bloody Sunday,” “Women In Love”) (FAST FACT: She won two Oscar Awards for Best Actress in a Leading Role in “A Touch of Glass” and “Women In Love” – and gave up her acting career in 1992 to become a member of the British Parliament. She stayed on until 2015)

Alley Mills is 71 (“The Wonder Years,” “The Bold and the Beautiful”)

Chris Zylka is 37 (“10 Things I Hate About You,” “Everybody Hates Chris,” “Shark Night,” “Piranha 3DD”)

The late Albert Finney (1936 – 2019)…he would have been 86 (“Big Fish,” “Erin Brockovich,” “The Orient Express,” “The Bourne Ultimatum,” “Skyfall”)

Musicians:

Simple Plan’s Pierre Bouvier is 43

Depeche Mode’s Dave Gahan is 60

Ghostface Killa is 52 (real name, Dennis Coles)

Billy Joel is 73

Plus:

Producer James L. Brooks is 82 (“The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” “Terms of Endearment,” “The Simpsons”)

TV personality/reality TV star/swimwear designer Audrina Patridge is 37 (While her first claim to fame was on MTV’s “The Hills,” she has since parlayed that into regular work – including her turn as host of NBC’s “1st Look” and competing on “Dancing with the Stars”)

Celebrity Psalm West is 3 (the progeny of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West)

The late “Peter Pan” author J.M. Barrie (1860 – 1937) (His other literary works include “The Admirable Crichton,” “The Little White Bird”)

The late archeologist Howard Carter (1874 – 1939) (His discovery of the tomb of 14th-century BC pharaoh Tutankhamun in 1923 made him famous around the world) (FAST FACT: His death at a late age is considered a strong argument against the supposed “curse of the pharaohs,” an alleged hex some believe by some to be cast upon any person who disturbs the mummy of an Ancient Egyptian person, especially a pharaoh)

The late Baseball champ (and all around nice guy!) Tony Gwynn (1960 – 2014)…he would have been 62 (An 8-time National League batting champion, he was also a 15-time MLB All-Star who played twenty seasons for the San Diego Padres)

The late “60 Minutes” newsman Mike Wallace (1918 – 2012)


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