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Celebrity birthdays for the week of Aug. 16-22

The Associated Press, Wednesday, August 12, 2009, 8:01pm (PDT)

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Aug. 16-22:

Aug. 16: Actor Fess Parker is 85. Actor Robert Culp is 79. Sportscaster Frank Gifford is 79. Singer Eydie Gorme is 78. Actress Julie Newmar is 76. Actor Gary Clarke ("Hondo," "The Virginian") is 73. Actress Anita Gillette is 73. Actress Carole Shelley is 70. Country singer Billy Joe Shaver is 70. Singer Robert "Squirrel" Lester of The Chi-Lites is 67. Actor Bob Balaban ("A Mighty Wind," "Best In Show") is 64. Actress Lesley Ann Warren is 63. Bassist Joey Spampinato of NRBQ is 59. Actor Reginald VelJohnson ("Family Matters") is 57. TV personality Kathie Lee Gifford is 56. R&B singer J.T. Taylor is 56. Director James Cameron ("Titanic," "The Terminator") is 55. Guitarist Tim Farriss of INXS is 52. Actress Angela Bassett is 51. Singer Madonna is 51. Actress Laura Innes ("ER") is 50. Actor Timothy Hutton is 49. Actor Steve Carell is 46. Country singer Emily Robison of The Dixie Chicks is 37. Actor George Stults ("Seventh Heaven") is 34. Singer Vanessa Carlton is 29. Actor Cam Gigandet ("Twilight") is 27. Actor Shawn Pyfrom ("Desperate Housewives") is 23.

Aug. 17: Actress Maureen O'Hara is 89. Actor Robert DeNiro is 66. Guitarist Gary Talley of The Box Tops is 62. Drummer Sib Hashian (Boston) is 60. Actor Robert Joy ("CSI: NY") is 58. Singer Kevin Rowland of Dexys Midnight Runners is 56. Country singer-songwriter Kevin Welch is 54. Bassist Colin Moulding of XTC is 54. Singer Belinda Carlisle is 51. Actor Sean Penn is 49. Guitarist Gilby Clarke (Guns N' Roses) is 47. Singer Maria McKee is 45. Drummer Steve Gorman of the Black Crowes is 44. Singer-bassist Jill Cunniff (Luscious Jackson) is 43. Actor David Conrad ("Relativity") is 42. Rapper Posdnuos of Del La Soul is 40. Singer Donnie Wahlberg of New Kids on the Block is 40. Actor Bryton McClure ("Family Matters") is 23. Actor Brady Corbet ("24") is 21.

Aug. 18: Movie director Roman Polanski is 76. Actor Robert Redford is 73. Singer Johnny Preston is 70. Actor Christopher Jones is 68. Actor Henry G. Sanders ("Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman") is 67. Singer Sarah Dash of LaBelle is 66. Actor-comedian Martin Mull is 66. Comedian Elayne Boosler is 57. Actor Patrick Swayze is 57. Country singer Steve Wilkinson of The Wilkinsons is 54. Comedian-actor Denis Leary is 52. Actress Madeleine Stowe is 51. ABC Evening News anchor Bob Woodruff is 48. Actor Craig Bierko ("Sex and the City," "The Long Kiss Goodnight") is 44. Singer Zac Maloy of The Nixons is 41. Musician Everlast (House of Pain) is 40. Actor Christian Slater is 40. Rapper Masta Killa of Wu-Tang Clan is 40. Actor Edward Norton is 40. Actor Malcolm-Jamal Warner is 39. Comedian Andy Samberg ("Saturday Night Live") is 31. Actress Parker McKenna Posey ("My Wife and Kids") is 14.

Aug. 19: Actor L.Q. Jones ("Casino") is 82. Actress Diana Muldaur ("Star Trek: The Next Generation") is 71. Drummer Ginger Baker (Cream, Blind Faith) is 70. Singer Johnny Nash is 69. Actress Jill St. John is 69. Actor-turned-U.S. Senator Fred Thompson is 67. Singer Billy J. Kramer is 66. Country singer-songwriter Eddy Raven is 65. Singer Ian Gillan of Deep Purple is 64. Actor Gerald McRaney is 61. Bassist John Deacon of Queen is 58. Actor Jonathan Frakes ("Star Trek: The Next Generation") is 57. Actor Peter Gallagher is 54. Actor Adam Arkin is 53. Singer-songwriter Gary Chapman is 52. Actor Martin Donovan is 52. Singer Ivan Neville is 50. Actor Eric Lutes ("Caroline In The City") is 47. Actor John Stamos is 46. Actress Kyra Sedgwick is 44. Actor Kevin Dillon ("Entourage") is 44. Country singer Lee Ann Womack is 43. Former MTV reporter Tabitha Soren is 42. Rapper Nate Dogg is 40. Country singer Clay Walker is 40. Actor Matthew Perry ("Friends") is 40. Rapper Fat Joe is 39. Actress Tracie Thoms ("Cold Case") is 34. Singer Karli Osborn (SHeDaisy) is 25. Rapper Romeo (formerly Lil' Romeo) is 20.

Aug. 20: News anchor Connie Chung is 63. Trombone player Jimmy Pankow of Chicago is 62. Singer Robert Plant of Led Zeppelin is 61. Singer Doug Fieger of The Knack is 57. Singer Rudy Gatlin of the Gatlin Brothers is 57. Singer-songwriter John Hiatt is 57. Actor-director Peter Horton ("thirtysomething") is 56. "Today" show weatherman Al Roker is 55. Actress Joan Allen is 53. Actor James Marsters ("Buffy the Vampire Slayer") is 47. Rapper KRS-One is 44. Singer Fred Durst of Limp Bizkit is 39. Guitarist Brad Avery of Third Day is 38. Actor Jonathan Ke Quan ("Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom") is 38. Singer Monique Powell of Save Ferris is 34. Actor Ben Barnes ("Prince Caspian") is 28. Singer-actress Demi Lovato ("Camp Rock") is 17.

Aug. 21: Actor-filmmaker-writ er Melvin Van Peebles is 77. Singer Kenny Rogers is 71. Guitarist James Burton (with Elvis Presley) is 70. Actor Clarence Williams the Third ("The Mod Squad") is 70. Singer Harold Reid of the Statler Brothers is 70. Singer Jackie DeShannon is 68. Singer Carl Giammarese of The Buckinghams is 62. Actress Loretta Devine ("Boston Public") is 60. Newsman Harry Smith is 58. Guitarist Nick Kane (The Mavericks) is 55. Actress Kim Cattrall ("Sex and the City") is 53. Singer Serj Tankian of System Of A Down is 42. Actress Carrie-Anne Moss ("The Matrix," "Chocolat") is 39. Musician Liam Howlett of Prodigy is 38. Actress Alicia Witt ("Cybill") is 34. Singer Kelis is 30. Singer Melissa Schuman (Dream) is 25. Actor Cody Kasch ("Desperate Housewives") is 22. Actress Hayden Panettiere ("Heroes") is 20. Actor RJ Mitte ("Breaking Bad") is 17.

Aug. 22: Author Ray Bradbury is 89. Newsman Morton Dean is 74. Actress Valerie Harper is 69. Correspondent Steve Kroft ("60 Minutes") is 64. Actress Cindy Williams ("Laverne and Shirley") is 62. Guitarist David Marks (The Beach Boys) is 61. Country singer Holly Dunn is 52. Guitarist Vernon Reid (Living Colour) is 51. Country singer Collin Raye is 49. Actress Regina Taylor ("The Unit," "I'll Fly Away") is 49. Singer Roland Orzabal of Tears for Fears is 48. Drummer Debbi Peterson of The Bangles is 48. Guitarist Gary Lee Conner of Screaming Trees is 47. Singer Tori Amos is 46. Country singer Mila Mason is 46. Keyboardist James DeBarge of DeBarge is 46. Rapper GZA (Wu-Tang Clan) is 43. Guitarist Paul Doucette of Matchbox Twenty is 37. Rapper Beenie Man is 36. Singer Howie Dorough of the Backstreet Boys is 36. Comedian Kristen Wiig ("Saturday Night Live") is 36. Actress Jenna Leigh Green ("Sabrina the Teenage Witch") is 35. Bassist Dean Back of Theory Of A Deadman is 34. Guitarist Jeff Stinco of Simple Plan is 31.

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