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Celebrity birthdays for May 7

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Celebrity Birthdays for May 7:

 

Singer Thelma Houston is 78.

Actress Robin Strasser ("One Life To Live," ''Passions") is 76.

Singer-songwriter Bill Danoff (Starland Vocal Band) is 75.

Drummer Bill Kreutzmann of the Grateful Dead is 75.

Drummer Prairie Prince (The Tubes) is 71.

Classical pianist Janina Fialkowska is 70.

Director Amy Heckerling ("Clueless," ''Fast Times At Ridgemont High") is 67.

Musician Anne Dudley (Art of Noise) is 65.

Actor Michael E. Knight ("All My Children") is 62.

Guitarist Phil Campbell of Motorhead is 60.

Rock singer-musician Chris O'Connor (Primitive Radio Gods) is 56.

Actress Traci Lords is 53.

Singer Eagle-Eye Cherry is 53.

Actor Morocco Omari ("Empire") is 50.

Actor Breckin Meyer ("Clueless," ''Road Trip") is 47.

Drummer Matt Helders of Arctic Monkeys is 35.

Comedian Aidy Bryant ("Saturday Night Live") is 34.

Actor Taylor Abrahamse is 30.

Actor Alexander Ludwig ("Vikings," ''The Hunger Games") is 29.

Actress Dylan Gelula ("Jennifer Falls," ''Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt") is 27.

 

Also born on this date (death in parentheses):

In 1812, poet Robert Browning. (Dec. 12, 1889)

In 1833, composer Johannes Brahms. (April 3, 1897)

In 1840, composers Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky. (Nov. 6, 1893)

In 1861, Sir Rabindranath Tagore, Indian poet, novelist and winner of the Nobel Prize for literature. (Aug. 7, 1941)

In 1885, actor George "Gabby" Hayes. (Feb. 9, 1969)

In 1893, longtime NHL executive Frank J. Selke. (July 3, 1985)

In 1894, pioneer country musician George Riley Puckett. (July 13, 1946)

In 1901, actor Gary Cooper. (May 13, 1961)

In 1909, Elzire Dionne, mother of the Dionne quintuplets. (Nov. 22, 1986)

In 1917, actor David Tomlinson. (June 24, 2000)

In 1919, Eva Peron, Argentina's first lady. (July 26, 1952)

In 1922, actor Darren McGavin. (Feb. 25, 2006)

In 1923, Oscar-winning actress Anne Baxter. (Dec. 12, 1985)

In 1923, '50s rock singer and disc jockey Jim Lowe. (Dec. 12, 2016)

In 1927, Swedish soprano Elisabeth Soderstrom. (Nov. 20, 2009)

In 1928, actor Bruno Gerussi ("The Beachcombers"). (Nov. 21, 1995)

In 1929, Baseball Hall of Fame manager Dick Williams. (July 7, 2011)

In 1931, singer Teresa Brewer. (Oct. 17, 2007)

In 1933, Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Johnny Unitas. (Sept. 11, 2002)

In 1936, singer Jimmy Ruffin. (Nov. 17, 2014)

In 1939, singer Johnny Maestro. (March 24, 2010)

In 1946, drummer Jerry Nolan (The New York Dolls). (Jan. 14, 1992)

In 1950, American TV journalist Tim Russert. (June 13, 2008)

In 1951, actor Robert Hegyes ("Welcome Back, Kotter"). (Jan. 26, 2012)

In 1965, pro wrestler Owen Hart. (May 23, 1999)

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