The Notorious B.I.G. Would have Turned 50 Today


Actors:

Fairuza Balk is 48 (“Gas, Food, and Lodging,” “The Craft,” “Return to Oz,” “The Waterboy”) (FAST FACT: Her first name means Victory in Arabic)

Lisa Edelstein is 56 (“The West Wing,” “House,” “Girlfriend’s Guide To Divorce”)

Scott Leavenworth is 32 (“7th Heaven”)

Carol Potter is 74 (“Beverly Hills, 90210,” “Sunset Beach”)

Sarah Ramos is 31 (“Parenthood,” “American Dreams”)

Judge Reinhold is 65 (“Running Scared,” “Fast Times at Ridgemont High,” “Beverly Hills Cop” series, “Ruthless People,” “Santa Clause” series)

T is 70 (“The A Team,” “Rocky III,” “Dancing With The Stars”) (FAST FACT: His given name? Lawrence Tureaud)

The late Brent Briscoe (1961 – 2017)…he would have been 61 (“Mulholland Drive,” ”A Simple Plan,” “The Green Mile”)

The late Raymond Burr (1917 – 1993) (“Perry Mason,” “Ironside, “Rear Window”)

The late Peggy Cass (1924 – 1999)…she would have been 98 (“The Doctors,” “To Tell The Truth” panelist)

Musicians:

Max B is 44 (Born Charles Wingate)

Chicago’s Bill Champlin is 75

Gotye is 42 (His given name Wouter "Wally" De Backer)

Mobb Deep’s Havoc is 48

Ronald Isley is 81

Leo Sayer is 74

The late Notorious B.I.G. (1972 – 1997)…he would have been 50 (he was born Christopher George Latore Wallace)

Plus:

Director Nick Cassavetes is 63 (“My Sister’s Keeper,” “The Notebook”) (FAST FACTS: Cassavetes was named as one of the Top 500 Tax Delinquents by the State of California in April 2012. He was cited as owing close to $273,000 in back taxes. In July 2012 he controversially defended incest and linked it to gay marriage.)

Former Minnesota Senator Al Franken is 71 (FAST FACTS: An “SNL” original, he was hired as a writer for the show at its inception in 1975. He worked on the show as a writer and performer until 1980 and returned from 1985 to 1995. He was elected to the Senate and served from 2009 – 2018…and was forced to resign in disgrace when several women came forward with allegations of sexual misconduct. In his resignation speech, he called some of the accusations "simply not true" and said he remembered others "very differently.”)


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