'The Facts of Life' Tootie, Kim Fields Celebrates Her 53rd Birthday Today


Actors:

Malin Akerman is 44 (“Couples Retreat,” “The Heartbreak Kid,” “Watchman,” “Trophy Wife”)

Stephen Baldwin is 56 (“Threesome,” “Biodome,” “Usual Suspects,” “Faith of Our Fathers”) (FAST FACTS: The youngest of the four Baldwin Brothers, he’s become increasingly vocal about his faith via his book "The Unusual Suspect," as well as his extreme sports evangelism ministry).

Jason Biggs is 44 ("American Pie," “Loser,” “Saving Silverman,” “Orange Is The New Black”)

Clare Bowen is 38 (“Nashville”)

Bruce Boxleitner is 72 (“How the West Was Won,” “Scarecrow and Mrs. King”)

Gabriel Byrne is 72 (“End of Days,” “In the Name of the Father,” “The Usual Suspects,” “In Treatment,” “Vikings”) (FAST FACTS: He began work in archaeology, but has since starred in over 35 feature films and produced several more.)

Emilio Estevez is 60 (“The Breakfast Club,” “St. Elmo’s Fire,” “Young Guns,” “Repo Man”)

Kim Fields is 53 (“The Facts of Life,” “Living Single,” “Real Housewives of Atlanta,” “Dancing with the Stars”)

Jamie Luner is 51 (“Just The Ten of Us,” "Melrose Place", "Profiler," “Two and a Half Men,” “Murder In The First”)

Rami Malik is 41 (“Night At The Museum,” “Oldboy,” “The War At Home,” “Mr. Robot,” “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “No Time To Die”)

Ving Rhames is 63 (“Pulp Fiction,” “Con Air,” “Rosewood,” “Con Air,” “Mission: Impossible” series)

Rhea Seehorn is 50 (“Better Call Saul”)

Emily VanCamp is 36 (“Everwood,” “Brothers & Sisters,” “Revenge,” “Captain America,” “The Resident” and “Falcon and the Winter Soldier”)

The late Katharine Hepburn (1907 – 2003) (“Bill of Divorcement,” “African Queen,” “On Golden Pond”) (FAST FACTS: Professionally, she was and by resume, still is a legend. The American Film Institute has even named her the greatest actress in Hollywood History. On the personal side, she married once while young, but thereafter lived independently – and had 26-year affair with her frequent co-star Spencer Tracy, who was married, but living separately from his wife. Tracy's health declined significantly in the 1960s, and Hepburn took a five-year break in her career to care for him – even moving into his house for a time – and was with him when he died on June 10, 1967. Out of consideration for Tracy's family, she didn’t attend his funeral.)

Musicians:

Kix Brooks is 67

The Cult’s Billy Duffy is 61

Eric Singer of KISS is 64

Billy Squier is 72

Steve Winwood is 74

Plus:

Composer Burt Bacharach is 94 (He is considered one of the most important composers of 20th-century popular music)

Chef and TV personality Nadia G is 42 (“Bitchin Kitchen”)

Chef and TV personality Carla Hall is 58 (“Top Chef,” ABC’s “The Chew”)

Skateboard legend Tony Hawk is 54 (FAST FACT: He was nicknamed The Birdman for his aerial stunts, and gained fame for becoming first skater to successfully land a 900 degree spin out of a half pipe.)

The late entrepreneur Mary Kay Ash (founder of Mary Kay cosmetics) (1918 – 2001)

The late baseball legend Yogi Berra (1925 – 2015)…he would have been 97 (18-time MLB All-Star catcher and 3-time American League MVP who won 10 World Series Championships with the New York Yankees.)

The late comedian George Carlin (1937 – 2008)...he would have been 85 (FAST FACTS: Winner of five GRAMMY awards, he first rose to fame for his infamous "Seven Dirty Words" comedy routine which he first performed in 1972 and which was central to the 1978 U.S. Supreme Court case F.C.C. v. Pacifica Foundation; he was the first host of “Saturday Night Live” in 1975. He was posthumously awarded the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor in 2008.)

The late author Edward Lear (1812 – 1888) (he popularized limericks)

The late Florence Nightingale (1820 – 1910) (Celebrated British social reformer and statistician, who is considered the founder of modern nursing.) (FAST FACT: She was dubbed "The Lady with the Lamp" during the Crimean War, where she was serving as a nurse, because of her habit of making rounds at night)

The late TV personality Tom Snyder (1936 – 2007)…he would have been 86

 


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