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Entertainment Today in Birthdays and Deaths by Age for October 17

Last Updated 12-01-2021

🎭🏆Marsha Hunt -- is 104 in the year 2021 and 105 in the year 2022; b.10/17/1917 N.S.
Political Activist, Movie Actress, Model

🎭EZ Ryder -- is 83 in the year 2021 and 84 in the year 2022; b.10/17/1938
XXX-rated actress, Director

🎭🏆Bob Seagren -- is 75 in the year 2021 and 76 in the year 2022; b.10/17/1946
Hall of Famer, Actor, Olympic Athlete, Pole Vaulter, Track and Field
Names/Places: FN:Robert Lloyd
Misc: won gold medal in pole vault at 1968 Olympics; broke world outdoor record 5 times, first American to clear 18 feet
TV Shows: Soap (as Dennis Phillips)

🎭🎵Loose Bruce Kerr -- is 74 in the year 2021 and 75 in the year 2022; b.10/17/1947
Comedian, Novelty Singer

🎭🎵🎸Michael McKean -- is 74 in the year 2021 and 75 in the year 2022; b.10/17/1947 N.S.
TV/Movie Actor, Comedian, Folk Singer, Rockabilly Singer
Group Names: Lenny & the Squigtones (lead), The Folksmen (as Jerry Palter)
Song Titles: Night After Night (a song about two nights in a row)
TV Shows: Laverne & Shirley (as Lenny Kosnowski aka Kolowski), Grand (as Tom), Saturday Night Live
Movie Titles: This Is Spinal Tap (as David St. Hubbins), A Mighty Wind

🎭George Wendt -- is 73 in the year 2021 and 74 in the year 2022; b.10/17/1948 N.S.
TV/Movie Actor
Names/Places: b. in Chicago; Bernadette Birkett's hubby
Misc: Second City troupe
TV Shows: Cheers (as Norm Peterson), Saturday Night Live (as Da Bearz' Bob Swerski)

🎭🎵Bill Hudson -- is 72 in the year 2021 and 73 in the year 2022; b.10/17/1949
Comedian, Singer
Names/Places: The Hudson Brothers with brothers Mark & Brett; Goldie Hawn's ex-
TV Shows: The Hudson Brothers Show, The Hudson Brothers Razzle-Dazzle Show

🎭Joan Prather -- is 71 in the year 2021 and 72 in the year 2022; b.10/17/1950
Actress
Misc: retired from acting in 1989
TV Shows: Executive Suite, Eight is Enough (as Janet McArthur Bradford)
Movie Titles: Take This Job and Shove It, Rabbit Test, Big Bad Mama, Smile

🎭🏆🎾Vincent Van Patten -- is 64 in the year 2021 and 65 in the year 2022; b.10/17/1957
TV/Movie Actor, Director, Sports Commentator, Tennis Player
Names/Places: b. in Brooklyn, NY; Dick's son
TV Shows: Apple's Way (as Paul Apple), Three For the Road, World Poker Tour (commentator)
Movie Titles: Rock and Roll High School, Hell Night, Yesterday

🎭🏆Geraldine "Gig" Gangel -- is 63 in the year 2021 and 64 in the year 2022; b.10/17/1958 N.S.
Actress, Model, Playmate
Names/Places: MaLN:Harlingen
Misc: January 1980

🎭Rob Marshall -- is 61 in the year 2021 and 62 in the year 2022; b.10/17/1960
Producer/Director
Movie Titles: Pirates of the Caribbean, Memoirs of a Geisha, Into the Woods, Chicago

🎨🎭Mike Judge -- is 59 in the year 2021 and 60 in the year 2022; b.10/17/1962
Animator, Cartoon Voice Actor, Ecuadorian
TV Shows: Beavis and Butthead (creator), King of the Hill (as Hank Hill/Boomhauer/Stuart Dooley), Daria, Saturday Night Live (as Milton)
Movie Titles: Spy Kids 2, Office Space, Extract

🎭Gregg Wallace -- is 57 in the year 2021 and 58 in the year 2022; b.10/17/1964 N.S.
TV Host, English
TV Shows: MasterChef, Celebrity MasterChef

🎭Connie Ann Hearn -- is 56 in the year 2021 and 57 in the year 2022; b.10/17/1965
Actress
Misc: retired from acting in 1981
TV Shows: A New Kind of Family

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🎭Hilary Edson -- is 56 in the year 2021 and 57 in the year 2022; b.10/17/1965
Soap Actress
TV Shows: General Hospital, Another World, Guiding Light

✍🎭Mark Gatiss -- is 55 in the year 2021 and 56 in the year 2022; b.10/17/1966 N.S.
Screenwriter, Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor, Producer, English
Misc: of the comedy team The League of Gentlemen
TV Shows: Doctor Who, Sherlock (co-creator and actor as Mycroft Holmes)
Movie Titles: Match Point, The Curse of the Were-Rabbit, The League of Gentlemen: Apocalpyse

🎭🎵René Dif -- is 54 in the year 2021 and 55 in the year 2022; b.10/17/1967
Actor, Songwriter, Pop Singer, Danish (Denmark)
Group Names: Aqua

🎭Wood Harris -- is 52 in the year 2021 and 53 in the year 2022; b.10/17/1969 N.S.
Actor, Producer
TV Shows: The Wire (as Avon Barksdale)
Movie Titles: Remember the Titans, Ant-Man, Dredd, Creed

🎭Nancy Sullivan -- is 52 in the year 2021 and 53 in the year 2022; b.10/17/1969 N.S.
Actress
TV Shows: Drake and Josh (as Audry Parker-Nichols)
Movie Titles: The Deep End of the Ocean, Drake and Josh Go Hollywood

✍🎭Rick Mercer -- is 52 in the year 2021 and 53 in the year 2022; b.10/17/1969 N.S.
Satirist, Actor, Comedian, Personality, Canadian

🎭Shauna O'Brien -- is 51 in the year 2021 and 52 in the year 2022; b.10/17/1970
Actress
Movie Titles: Friend of the Family, Barbarellas, The Seductress, The Mistress Club, Showgirls

🎭J. C. MacKenzie -- is 51 in the year 2021 and 52 in the year 2022; b.10/17/1970
Actor, Canadian
TV Shows: Murder One (as Arnold Spivak)
Movie Titles: The Departed, The Wolf on Wall Street, The Aviator, The Day The Earth Stood Still

🎭Sharon Leal -- is 49 in the year 2021 and 50 in the year 2022; b.10/17/1972
Actress, Producer
TV Shows: Boston Public (as Marilyn Sudor)
Movie Titles: Dreamgirls, Why Did I Get Married?

🎭Matthew Macfayden -- is 47 in the year 2021 and 48 in the year 2022; b.10/17/1974
Actor, English
Movie Titles: Anna Karenina, The Three Musketeers, Frost/Nixon, Death at a Funeral, Pride and Prejudice

🎭Alimi Ballard -- is 44 in the year 2021 and 45 in the year 2022; b.10/17/1977
Actor, Producer
TV Shows: Sabrina the Teenage Witch (as Quizmaster), Numb3rs (as David Sinclair)
Movie Titles: Fast Five, Men of Honor, Deep Impact

🎭Justin Shenkarow -- is 41 in the year 2021 and 42 in the year 2022; b.10/17/1980
Actor, Producer
TV Shows: Eerie Indiana (as Simon), Picket Fences (as Matthew)
Movie Titles: Aliens in America, He Don't Got Game

🎭🎮Angel Parker -- is 41 in the year 2021 and 42 in the year 2022; b.10/17/1980 N.S.
Actress, Video Game Voice Actress
TV Shows: Lab Rats (as Tasha Davenport), The People vs. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story
Video Games: EverQuest II, Star Wars: The Old Republic, Grand Theft Auto V

🎭Felicity Jones -- is 38 in the year 2021 and 39 in the year 2022; b.10/17/1983 N.S.
Actress, Producer, English
Movie Titles: Inferno, The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014), Like Crazy, True Story, The Theory of Everything, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

🎭Chris Lowell -- is 37 in the year 2021 and 38 in the year 2022; b.10/17/1984
Actor, Director
TV Shows: Life as We Know It (as Jonathan Fields), Private Practice (as William "Dell" Parker), Graves (as Jeremy Graves)
Movie Titles: The Help, Up in the Air, Veronica Mars

🎭Max Irons -- is 36 in the year 2021 and 37 in the year 2022; b.10/17/1985 N.S.
Actor, English
Movie Titles: Red Riding Hood, Woman in Gold, The Host, The Riot Club

🎭Bea Alonzo -- is 34 in the year 2021 and 35 in the year 2022; b.10/17/1987 N.S.
Actress, Phillipean

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🎭Dee Jay Daniels -- is 33 in the year 2021 and 34 in the year 2022; b.10/17/1988
Actor
TV Shows: The Hughleys (as Michael Hughley)
Movie Titles: Sky High

🎭🎵Brenda Asnicar -- is 30 in the year 2021 and 31 in the year 2022; b.10/17/1991 N.S.
Actress, Dancer, Singer, Argentine

🎭Keerthy Suresh -- is 29 in the year 2021 and 30 in the year 2022; b.10/17/1992 N.S.
Actress, India

🎭Jacob Artist -- is 29 in the year 2021 and 30 in the year 2022; b.10/17/1992 N.S.
Actor
TV Shows: Glee (as Jake Puckerman)
Movie Titles: After the Dark, White Bird in a Blizzard, Blue Lagoon: The Awakening

🎭Eddie Leonard -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/17/1870 d.7/29/1941 (70)
Vaudevillan

🎭Spring Byington -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/17/1886 d.9/7/1971 (84)
TV/Movie/Stage Actress
TV Shows: December Bride (as Lily Ruskin), Laramie (as Daisy Cooper)

🎭Doris Humphrey -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/17/1895 d.12/29/1958 (63)
Choreographer, Dancer

🎭Arthur Duarte -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/17/1895 d.8/22/1982 (86)
Movie Director, Portuguese

🎭Irene Ryan -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/17/1901 d.4/26/1973 (71)
TV/Movie/Stage/Radio Actress, Comedienne, Vaudevillaness
Names/Places: Tim's wife
Misc: stage: Pippin'; some say b. in 1903
TV Shows: The Beverly Hillbillies (as Daisy 'Granny' Moses)

🎭🎵Jerry Colonna -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/17/1904 d.11/21/1986 (82)
Movie Actor, Radio Actor, Comedian, Trombonist
Names/Places: RFN:Gerald
Misc: a bellowing voiced, walrus moustached, bulging eyed comic with Bob Hope for 25 years; some say 1903 or 1905; "Whatsa matter, you crazy or something?"

🎭Jean Arthur -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/17/1905 d.6/19/1991 (90)
Movie Actress, Comedienne
Names/Places: RN:Gladys Georgianna Greene
Misc: 1930s & 40s movie comedies; some say b. in 1900 or 1908
TV Shows: Jean Arthur Show (as Patricia)
Movie Titles: Mr. Deeds Goes to Town, You Can't Take It With You, Mr. Smith Goes To Washington

🎭Marian Marsh -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/17/1913 d.11/9/2006 (93)
Environmentalist, Actress

🎭Robert Lowery -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/17/1914 d.12/26/1971 (57)
TV/Movie Actor
TV Shows: Circus Boy (as Big Tim Champion), Pistols 'n Petticoats

🎭John Marley -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/17/1917 N.S. d.5/22/1984 N.S. (66)
Movie Actor
Movie Titles: Cat Ballou

🎭Rita Hayworth -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/17/1918 d.5/14/1987 (68)
Movie/Stage Actress, Dancer
Names/Places: b. in New York City; RN:Margarita Carmen Cansino; wed 5x's
Movie Titles: Gilda, I'll Cry Tomorrow

🎭Montgomery Clift -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/17/1920 d.7/23/1966 (45)
Movie/Stage Actor, Gay
Names/Places: b. in Omaha, N.E.; a twin; FN:Edward
TV Shows: From Here To Eternity

🎭Tom Poston -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/17/1921 d.4/30/2007 (85)
TV/Movie Actor, Comedian, Cartoon Voice Actor, Panelist
Names/Places: b. in Columbus, OH
TV Shows: Steve Allen Show, To Tell the Truth, On the Rocks, Mork & Mindy (as Franklin Delano Bickley), Newhart (as George Utley), Bob (as Jerry Fleischer), Simpsons (as Capital City Goofball)

🎭Jack Wagner -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/17/1925 d.6/16/1995 (69)
Actor, Cartoon Voice Actor
Misc: Voice of Disneyland and Walt Disney World, Disney cartoon voicist; not the Jack Wagner of General Hospital fame (1980s)
TV Shows: The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet (as Jack)

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🎭Julie Adams -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/17/1926 N.S. d.2/3/2019 N.S. (92)
TV/Movie Actress
Names/Places: aka Betty or Julia
Misc: AP says b. 1926, some say 1928
Movie Titles: Creature from the Black Lagoon, The Last Movie, Carnage

🎭Beverly Garland -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/17/1926 d.12/5/2008 (82)
TV/Movie Actress
Names/Places: b. in Santa Cruz, CA; RMLN:Lucy Fessenden
Misc: some say b. 1929 or 1930
TV Shows: The Bing Crosby Show (as Ellie), My Three Sons (as Barbara Harper Douglas), Scarecrow & Mrs. King (as Dotty West)
Movie Titles: DOA

🎭Don Collier -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/17/1928 N.S. d.9/13/2021 N.S. (92)
Actor, Producer
TV Shows: The Outlaws (as Dep. Marshall Will Forman), The High Chaparral (as Sam Butler)
Movie Titles: Tombstone, The War Wagon

✍📰🎭Jimmy Breslin -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/17/1928 N.S. d.3/19/2017 N.S. (88)
Author, Journalist, Columnist, TV Talk Show Host

🎭🏆Delores Wells -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/17/1937 N.S. d.2/9/2016 N.S. (78)
Actress, Model, Playmate
Misc: June 1960

🎭🎵Gilbert "Zulu" Kauhi -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/17/1937 N.S. d.5/3/2004 N.S. (66)
TV/Movie Actor, Comedian, Radio Disc Jock, Musician
Names/Places: RN:Gilbert Kauhi
TV Shows: Gidget, Diamond Head, Hawaii, Hawaii Five-O (as Det. Kono Kalkaua)

🎭Lee Kurty -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/17/1938 d.7/23/2009 (70)
Actress
TV Shows: Dr. Kildare (as Nurse Zoe Lawton)

🎭Carter Stevens -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/17/1944 N.S. d.12/30/2020 N.S. (76)
XXX-rated actor, Director
Misc: XXX dir

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🎭Carol Cole -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/17/1944 d.5/18/2009 (64)
Actress
Names/Places: Nat King Cole's daughter
TV Shows: Grady

🎭Margot Kidder -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/17/1948 N.S. d.5/13/2018 N.S. (69)
Actress, Canadian
Names/Places: b. in Yellowknife, N.W.T.; John Heard's ex-
Movie Titles: Superman (as Lois Lane), Amityville Horror

🎭Howard E. Rollins Jr. -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/17/1950 d.12/8/1996 (46)
TV/Movie Actor
Names/Places: b. in Baltimore, MD
Misc: some say b. 1952
TV Shows: In the Heat of the Night (as Det. Virgil Tibbs)

🎭Sam Bottoms -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/17/1955 d.12/16/2008 (53)
TV/Movie Actor
Names/Places: b. in Santa Barbara; Brother of Joseph & Timothy

🎭Norm MacDonald -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/17/1959 N.S. d.9/14/2021 N.S. (61)
Actor, Comedian, Producer, Canadian
Names/Places: RN: Norman Gene Macdonald
Misc: some say b. Oct 4, 1962 or Oct 18, 1963
TV Shows: Saturday Night Live, Norm MacDonald Show (as Norm Henderson), A Minute With Stan Hooper (as Stan Hooper)
Movie Titles: Dirty Work

🎭🎵Bernadette Nolan -- Birth Anniversary -- b.10/17/1960 d.7/4/2013 (52)
Actress, Personality, Singer, Irish
Group Names: The Nolans

🎭Henry Abbey -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/27/1846 d.10/17/1896 (50)
Entertainment Figure
Misc: theater manager and producer

🎭John Halliday -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/14/1880 d.10/17/1947 (67)
Entertainment Figure

🎭John Stuart -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/18/1898 d.10/17/1979 (81)
Actor, Scottish

🎭Ruby Dandridge -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/3/1900 d.10/17/1987 (87)
Actress

🎭🎵Tennessee Ernie Ford -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/13/1919 d.10/17/1991 (72)
Hall of Famer, Variety Show Host, Songwriter, Radio Disc Jock, Gospel Singer, Pop Singer, Country Singer
Names/Places: b. in Bristol, TN; aka The Ol' peapicker and Ol' Ern; RFMN:Ernest Jennings
Misc: made 80+ albums
Song Titles: Mule Train, Shotgun Boogie, Mr. and Mississippi, Sixteen Tons, The Ballad of Davy Crockett
Album Titles: Hymns, Spirituals, Nearer The Cross, Star Carol
TV Shows: The Ford Show

🎭Rouben Ter-Arutunian -- Death Anniversary -- b.7/24/1920 d.10/17/1992 (72)
Set Designer
Misc: a costume and scenic designer for dance, opera, theater and television.

🎭Ben Welden -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/12/1901 d.10/17/1997 (96)
TV/Movie Actor
Misc: best known for playing TV bad guys in Superman and 1960s TV westerns
Movie Titles: The Big Sleep, The Last Gangster, Shadows in the Night

🎭Joan Hickson -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/5/1906 d.10/17/1998 (92)
Stage Actress

✍🎭Walter Shenson -- Death Anniversary -- b.6/23/1919 d.10/17/2000 (81)
Writer, Producer, Director
Movie Titles: A Hard Day's Night (producer), Help! (producer), The Mouse That Roared (producer)

🎭Janice Rule -- Death Anniversary -- b.8/15/1931 d.10/17/2003 (72)
Actress
Names/Places: b. in Norwood, Ohio

📰🎭Joey Bishop -- Death Anniversary -- b.2/3/1918 d.10/17/2007 (89)
Columnist, Movie Actor, Comedian, TV Talk Show Host, Panelist
Names/Places: b. in New York City; RN:Joseph Abraham Gottlieb
Misc: some say b. 1919
TV Shows: Jack Paar Show, Joey Bishop Show (as Joey Barnes), Liar's Club

🎭🎵Teresa Brewer -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/7/1931 d.10/17/2007 (76)
Actress, Radio Actress, Pop Singer
Names/Places: b. in Toledo; RLN:Breuer
Song Titles: Music Music Music, Ricochet Romance

🎭Sylvia Kristel -- Death Anniversary -- b.9/28/1952 d.10/17/2012 (60)
Actress, Dutch (Netherlands)
TV Shows: Emmanuel (star)

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🎭Louis Scheimer -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/19/1928 d.10/17/2013 (84)
Cartoon Producer
Misc: an Emmy and Grammy Award-winning American producer, one of the original founders of Filmation, an animation company, and also an executive producer of many of its cartoons (though only by name due to standardized crediting in most cartoons; Norm Prescott received similar treatment).

🎭Eddie Applegate -- Death Anniversary -- b.10/4/1935 d.10/17/2016 N.S. (81)
Actor
TV Shows: Patty Duke Show (as Richard Harrison), Nancy

🎭Bill Macy -- Death Anniversary -- b.5/18/1922 N.S. d.10/17/2019 N.S. (97)
TV/Movie Actor
Names/Places: b. in Revere, MA
Misc: NOT to be confused with William H. Macy
TV Shows: Maude (as Walter Findlay)
Movie Titles: Analyze This, The Jerk, The Holiday

🎭Alicia Alonso -- Death Anniversary -- b.12/21/1921 N.S. d.10/17/2019 N.S. (97)
Ballerina, Cuban

🎭🎵Robert Gibson "Bob" Kingsley -- Death Anniversary -- b.3/19/1939 N.S. d.10/17/2019 N.S. (80)
Hall of Famer, Radio Host, Country Figure
Misc: host of American Country Countdown and Bob Kingsley's Country Top 40 radio shows

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