Happy Birthday December 22nd

JORDIN SPARKS 24

She became famous at age seventeen, when she won season 6 of American Idol and released her self-titled debut album, which went platinum.

RALPH FIENNES 51

He portrayed the menacing role of Lord Voldemort in the Harry Potter films.

LADY BIRD JOHNSON (1912-2007)

Lyndon Johnson’s First Lady, who was a lifelong advocate for the beautification of the nation’s cities.

DIANE SAWYER 68

Good Morning America co-anchor who was also on Primetime Live.

BARBARA BILLINGSLEY (1915-2010)

1950s TV mom June Cleaver on Leave It to Beaver.

HECTOR ELIZONDO 77

Actor who played a role on Chicago Hope from 1994- 2000 and also appeared in films like Pretty Woman.

MAURICE GIBB (1949-2003)

Member of the disco group the Bee Gees with his brothers Barry and Robin, a band known for its hits like “Stayin’ Alive.”

DDina MeyerINA MEYER 45

She played the role of Private Dizzy Flores in the sci-fi war film, Starship Troopers. She played Kara in DragonHeart. Jane in  Johnny Mnemonic and Detective Kerry in the Saw films.

GENE RAYBURN (1917-1999)

The host of The Match Game and other game shows.

GIACOMO PUCCINI (1858-1924)

Italian composer of operas “La Boheme” and “Madama Butterfly”; considered second only to Giuseppe Verdi; pioneered the verismo style.

STEVE CARLTON 69

10-time MLB All-Star pitcher who won World Series Championships with the Philadelphia Phillies and St. Louis Cardinals.

STEVE GARVEY 65

10-time MLB All-Star first baseman who won a World Series Championship with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1981

CONNIE MACK (1862-1956)

Philadelphia Athletics baseball manager from 1901 to 1956.

RUTH ROMAN (1922-1999)

She became known for her role in the hit Alfred Hitchcock-directed film, Strangers on a Train.

EMIL SITKA (1914-1998)

He was nicknamed ‘the Fourth Stooge,’ and appeared in over 30 Three Stooges films

 

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