April Birthdays

April 17th Birthdays

If you were born on April 17th you share a birthday with these famous people:

michael forest birthday, nee gerald michael charlebois, aka mike forrest, aka michael forrest, aka russell thor, michael forest 1966, american actor, 1950s movies, the saga of the viking women and their voyage to the waters of the great sea serpent, the mysterians voice of sugimoto, beast from haunted cave, 1950s television series, the adventures of rin tin tin voice actor, 26 men guest star, death valley days guest star, bronco guest star, bat masterson guest star, maverick guest star, 1960s films, ski troop attack, valley of the redwoods, atlas, a house is not a home, the glory guys, deathwatch, mosbys marauders, the money jungle, the sweet ride, 100 rifles, 1960s tv shows, cheyenne guest star, wagon train guest star, laramie guest star, gunsmoke guest star, the virginian guest star, wlat disneys wonderful world of color, bonanza guest star, daniel boone guest star, it takes a chief guest star, here come the brides guest star, 1970s movies, the last rebel, master of love, death played the flute, hector the mighty, the assassination of trotsky, the dirt gang, now they call him sacramento, helen yes helen of troy, the magnificent dare devil, cotter, the loves and times of scaramouche, the message, the shark hunter, 1970s television shows, 1970s tv soap operas, days of our lives corley maxwell,  the young and the restless jim davis, 1980s films, king kong lives, deep sapce, 1990s movies, border shootout, body of evidence, 1990s television shows, street fighter ii v captain dorai, the big o alex rosewater voice, 2000s animated tv shows, power rangers lightspeed rescue olympius voice, 2000s films, cast away, 2010s movies, the scarlet worm, voice artist, octogenarian birthdays, senior citizen birthdays, 60 plus birthdays, 55 plus birthdays, 50 plus birthdays, over age 50 birthdays, age 50 and above birthdays, celebrity birthdays, famous people birthdays, april 17th birthday, born april 17 1929Michael Forest is 89 (nee Gerald Michael Charlebois; aka Russell Thor)

Octogenarian American voice artist and actor of TV (Days of Our Lives; The Young and the Restless; Street Fighter II: V) & movies (Deathwatch; Mosby's Marauders; 100 Rifles; Cotter; The Money Jungle; The Sweet Ride; Atlas; Beast From Haunted Cave), born April 17, 1929. (Michael Forest 1966 I Spy)

olivia hussey birthday, nee olivia osuna, olivia hussey 1972, english argentinian actress, american actress, british actress, 1960s movies, the battle of the villa fiorita, cup fever, romeo and juliet, 1970s films, all the right noises, h bomb, summertime killer, lost horizon, black christmas, death on the nile, the cat and the canary, 1970s television miniseries, jesus of nazareth virgin mary, 1980s movies, the man with bogarts face, day of resurrection, turkey shoot, distortions, the jewellers shop, 1980s tv shows, the last days of pompeii ione, 1990s films, undeclared war, save me, ice cream man, bad english i tales of a son of a a brit, the gardener, shame shame shame, 1990s tv shows, it audra denbrough, lonesome dove the series olivia jessup,  2000s movies, el grito, island prey, headspace, seven days of grace, tortilla heaven, three priests, chinamans chance americas other slaves, social suicide, voice actress, movie voice artist, married dean paul martin 1971, divorced dean paul martin 1978, married akira fuse 1980, divorced akira fuse 1989, married david glen eisley 1991, mother of india eisley, senior citizen birthdays, 60 plus birthdays, 55 plus birthdays, 50 plus birthdays, over age 50 birthdays, age 50 and above birthdays, baby boomer birthdays, zoomer birthdays, celebrity birthdays, famous people birthdays, april 17th birthday, born april 17 1951Olivia Hussey is 67 (nee Olivia Osuna)

Argentinian-American actress of stage, TV (Jesus of Nazareth; The Last Days of Pompeii; It; Lonesome Dove), movies (Romeo and Juliet; Lost Horizon; Black Christmas; Death on the Nile; The Man With Bogart's Face; Island Prey; Save Me; The Dark Mist), & senior born April 17, 1951. (Olivia Hussey 1972 Photo)

nick hornby 61, nee nicholas peter john hornby, nick hornby 2010, english writer, british author, memoirs, fever pitch, novelist, author, high fidelity, about a boy, a long way down, shakespeare wrote for money, the polysyllabic spree, screenplays, wild, brooklyn, love nina, an education, married amanda posey, songwriter, 60 plus birthdays, 55 plus birthdays, 50 plus birthdays, over age 50 birthdays, age 50 and above birthdays, baby boomer birthdays, zoomer birthdays, celebrity birthdays, famous people birthdays, april 17th birthday, born april 17 1957Nick Hornby is 61 (nee Nicholas Peter John Hornby)

60+ English screenwriter of TV & movies (Wild; Brooklyn; Love, Nina; An Education), novelist (About a Boy; High Fidelity; A Long Way Down), and non-fiction writer (Fever Pitch; Shakespeare Wrote for Money; The Polysyllabic Spree), born April 17, 1957. (Nick Hornby 2010 Photo: © Miriam Douglas

Teri Austin is 60 (nee Teresa Austin)

Canadian-American sixty-plus actress & host of TV (Jill Bennett on Knots LandingThrill of a Lifetime; Cop Rock) and movies (The Dark Mist; The Vindicator; Terminal Choice; Raising Cain; Gangland), founder and president of The Amanda Foundation (pet rescue & care) born April 17, 1957.

sean bean birthday, nee shaun mark bean, sean bean 2006, english movie actor, 1980s movies, winter flight, caravaggio, stormy monday, war requiem, how to get ahead in advertising, windprints, 1980s tv shows, the practice terry donlan, troubles captain bolton, 1990s films, the field, patriot games, shopping, black beauty, goldeneye, airborne, ronin, british television actor, 1990s television mini series, clarissa lovelace, lady chatterly mellors, extremely dangerous neil byrne, sharpes rifles tv movies, a womans guide to adultery paul, sharpes enemy tv film, scarlett lord richard fenton, sharpes mission, sharpes waterloo, 2000s movies, essex boys, dont say a word, the lord of the rings the fellowship of the ring, tom and thomas, the lord of the rings the two towers, equilibrium, the big empty, the lord of the rings the return of the king, troy, national treasure, the dark, the island, north country, flightplan, silent hill, the hitcher, outlaw, far north, 2000s tv shows, real prison breaks documentary narrator, red riding tv movies, red riding teh year of our lord 1983, red riding the year of our lord 1974, 2010s films, sash, black death, age of heroes, cleanskin, mirror mirror, soldiers of fortune, silent hill revelation, jupiter ascending, any day, the martian, the young messiah, drone, dark river, 2010s television shows, crusoe james crusoe, missing paul winstone, game of thrones eddard ned stark,  legends martin odum, wasted sean bean, roman empire reign of blood narrator, broken father michael kerrigan, the frankenstein chronicles john marlott, the oath tom hammond, married melanie hill 1990, divorced melanie hill 1997, married abigail cruttenden 1997, divorced abigail cruttenden, 55 plus birthdays, 50 plus birthdays, over age 50 birthdays, age 50 and above birthdays, baby boomer birthdays, zoomer birthdays, celebrity birthdays, famous people birthdays, april 17th birthday, born april 17 1959Sean Bean is 59 (nee Shaun Mark Bean)

British 55+ actor of movies (The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring; Patriot Games; GoldenEye; National Treasure; Troy; The Island; Ronin; Black Beauty; Stormy Monday; Don't Say a Word; Flightplan) and TV (Game of Thrones; Legends; Sharpe), born April 17, 1959. (Sean Bean 2006 Photo: GabboT)

boomer esiason birthday, nee norman julius esiason, boomer esiason 2007, american professional football player, retired pro football player, nfl quarterback, cincinnati bengals quarterback,  new york jets football player, arizona cardinals quarterback, 1988 nfl mvp, most valuable player 1988 nfl, 1988 afc player of the year, pro bowl player, television sports color commentator, television series, abc monday night football, the nfl today football analyst, inside the nfl sportscaster, 55 plus birthdays, 50 plus birthdays, over age 50 birthdays, age 50 and above birthdays, baby boomer birthdays, zoomer birthdays, celebrity birthdays, famous people birthdays, april 17th birthday, born april 17 1961Boomer Esiason is 57 (nee Norman Julius Esiason)

Retired American NFL football quarterback (Cincinnati Bengals; New York Jets; Arizona Cardinals), 1988 NFL MVP & AFC Player of the Year, NFL sportscaster (Monday Night Football; The NFL Today; Inside the NFLborn April 17, 1961. (Boomer Esiason 2007 Photo: Staff Sgt. Kristi Machado / USAF)    

lela rochon birthday, nee lela rochon staples, lela rochon 2007, african american american actress, 1980s movies, breakin 2 electric boogaloo, foxtrap, stewardess school, the wild pair, harlem nights, 1980s television films, a bunnys tale, 1990s television series, generations brandy alexander, the wayans bros lisa, hangin with mr cooper guest star, 1990s films, boomerang, the meteor man, waiting to exhale, the chamber, gang related, legal deceit, the big hit, knock, off, why do fools fall in love, any given sunday, 2000s movies, labor pains, first daughter, running out of time in hollywood, fatal secrets, brooklyns finest, 2000s tv shows, the division inspector angela reide, 2010s films, blood done sign my name, supremacy, reversion, 2010s television shows, training day mrs craig, married shabba doo 1982, divorced shabba doo 1987, married adolfo quinones 1982, divorced adolfo quinones 1987, married antoine fuqua 1999, 50 plus birthdays, over age 50 birthdays, age 50 and above birthdays, baby boomer birthdays, zoomer birthdays, celebrity birthdays, famous people birthdays, april 17th birthday, born april 17 1964Lela Rochon is 54 (nee Lela Rochon Staples)

American dancer & actress of movies (Waiting to Exhale; The Chamber; The Big Hit; Any Given Sunday; First Daughter; Why Do Fools Fall in Love; Knock Off), TV (The Division; The Wayans Bros.) and music videos (All Night Long [All Night]), born April 17, 1964. (Lela Rochon 2007 Photo: S Pakhrin)

william mapother birthday, nee william reibert mapother jr, william mapother 2014, american actor, 1980s movies, born on the fourth of july, 1990s films, without limits, the unknown cyclist, magnolia, 2000s movies, missio nimpossible ii, in the bedroom, swordfish, minority report, 2000s television series, touched by an angel eddie, line of fire larry, threshold gunneson, prison break fbi agent chris franco, lost dr ethan rom, 2000s movies, suspect zero, the grudge, lords of dogtown, the zodiac, the lather effect, world trade center, moola, moving mcallister, the burrowers, hurt, 2010s tv shows, love vampires william, justified delroy baker, ro ravi, the mentalist richard haibach, the lottery tyler waters, minority report tv miniseries, charlie peele, powers todd secor, macgyver daniel holt, 2010s films, darnell dawkins mouth guitar legend, another earth, a warriors heart, portraits in dramatic time, citizen gangster, fdr american badass, static, jobs, underdogs, its dark here, i origins, the atticus institute, blackhat, big box of horror, tell me how i die, tom cruise cousin, 50 plus birthdays, over age 50 birthdays, age 50 and above birthdays, generation x birthdays, baby boomer birthdays, zoomer birthdays, celebrity birthdays, famous people birthdays, april 17th birthday, born april 17 1965William Mapother is 53 (nee William Reibert Mapother Jr.)

American character actor of TV (Ethan Rom on Lost; The Mentalist; Justified) and film (The Grudge; In the Bedroom; The Zodiac; Mission: Impossible II; Suspect Zero; A Warrior's Heart; Underdogs; The Lather Effect; Without Limits), born April 17, 1965. (William Mapother 2014 Photo: VailFilmFest)

henry ian cusick birthday, henry ian cusick 2012, peruvian actor, peruvian scottish american actor, 2000s television series, casualty jason, two thousand acres of sky dr ewan talbot, the book group miles longmuir, 24 theo stoller, lost desmond hume, 2000s  movies, the visual bible the gospel of john, half light, 9 tenths, hitman, 2010s tv shows, law and order special victims unit erik weber, fringe simon foster, the mentalist tommy volker, body of proof dr trent marsh, scandal stephen finch, inhumans dr evan declan, the 100 marcus kane, 2010s films, not another happy ending, the girl on the train, frank vs god, 10 point 0 earthquake, just let go, pali road, everglades, rememory, chimera, 50 plus birthdays, over age 50 birthdays, age 50 and above birthdays, generation x birthdays, celebrity birthdays, famous people birthdays, april 17th birthday, born april 17 1967Henry Ian Cusick is 51

Peruvian actor of stage, TV (Desmond Hume on Lost; Marcus Kane on The 100; Scandal; The Mentalist; Casualty; Two Thousand Acres of Sky; The Book Group; 24; Inhumans), and movies (Half Light; The Girl on the Train; Hitman), born April 17, 1967. (Henry Ian Cusick 2012 Photo: Henry Ian Cusick)

timothy gibbs birthday, nee timothy brian gibbs, timothy gibbs 2010, american actor, 1980s television series, father murphy will adams, the rousters michael earp, the get along gang coice actor catchum crocodile, cbs schoolbreak special guest star, 1980s movies, just between friends, the kindred, 1990s tv shows, secrets claude rodier, 1990s tv soap operas, santa barbara dash nichols, another world gary sinclair, one life to live kevin buchanan, 1990s films, witchboard 2, the adventures of huckleberry finn, 2000s movies, season of the hunted, the kings of brooklyn, checkout, 11 11 11, 2010s films, tasting menu, fallen cape, project 12 the bunker, nick, foe, callback, 2010s television shows, magnum opus sid porter, director, producer, magnum opus executive producer, screenwriter, ination, married lisa van wagenen 1998, divorced lisa van wagenen 1999, brother david gibbs, 50 plus birthdays, over age 50 birthdays, age 50 and above birthdays, generation x birthdays, celebrity birthdays, famous people birthdays, april 17th birthday, born april 17 1967Timothy Gibbs is 51

American screenwriter, producer, & actor of TV (Gary Sinclair on Another World; Dash Nichols on Santa Barbara; Will Adams on Father Murphy; The Rousters), movies (Witchboard 2; The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn; Season of the Hunter), born April 17, 1967. (Timothy Gibbs 2010 Photo: Ajackbeck)

kimberly elise birthday, nee kimberly elise trammel, kimberly elise 2012, african american actress, black actresses, 1990s movies, set it off, beloved, 2000s films, bait, john q, woman thou art loosed, the manchurian candidate, pride, diary of a mad black woman, pride, the great debaters, 2000s television series, girlfriends reesie jackson, close to home maureen scofield, greys anatomy dr rebecca swender, 2010s movies, ties that bind, highland park, alpha alert, dope, back to school mom, almost christmas, death wish, 2010s tv shows, hit he floor sloane hayes, 50 plus birthdays, over age 50 birthdays, age 50 and above birthdays, generation x birthdays, celebrity birthdays, famous people birthdays, april 17th birthday, born april 17 1967Kimberly Elise is 51 (nee Kimberly Elise Trammel)

American actress of movies (Beloved; Diary of a Mad Black Woman; For Colored Girls; The Manchurian Candidate, John Q; Bait; Pride; Ties That Bind; The Great Debaters; Death Wish) & TV (Close to Home; Hit the Floor; Grey's Anatomy), born April 17, 1967. (Kimberly Elise 2012 Photo: Mingle MediaTV)

seniors birthdays, older adult birthdays, 50 plus birthdays, 55 plus birthdays, 60 plus birthdays, generation x birthdays, baby boomer birthdays, zoomer birthdays, happy birthday, senior citizens, centenarian, nonagenarian, octogenarian, septuagenarian, senior celebrity birthdays, famous people birthdays, remembering, in memory of, memorial, birthday card, birthdays on this day, barn owl, birds, nature scenery, yellow flowers, meadow(Owl Photo: Andy Chilton via Unsplash)

Happy Birthday to everyone celebrating their birthday on April 17, 2018!

And remembering

william holden birthday, nee william franklin beedle jr, william holden 1954, american actor, 1950s movie star, academy award best actor 1953, 1930s movies, golden boy, invisible stripes, 1940s films, those were the days, our town, arizona, i wanted wings, texas, the fleets in, the remarkable andrew, meet the stewarts,  young and willing, blaze of noon, dear ruth, the man from colorado, rachel and the stranger, apartment for peggy, the dark past, streets of laredo, miss grant takes richmond, dear wife, 1950s movies, father is a bachelor, sunset boulevard, union station, born yesterday, force of arms, submarine command, boots malone, the turning point, stalag 17, the moon is blue, forever female, escape from fort bravo, executive suite, sabrina, the bridges at toko ri, the country girl, love is a many splendored thing, picnic, the proud and the profane, toward the unknown, the bridge on the river kwai, the key, the horse soldieers, 1960s films, the world of suzie wong, satan never sleeps, the counterfeit traitor, the lion, paris when it sizzles, the 7th dawn, alvarez kelly, casino royale, the devils brigade, the wild bunch, the christmas tree, 1970s movies, wild rovers, the revengers, breezy, open season, the towering inferno, network, fedora, damien omen ii, ashanti, 1980s films, when time ran out, the earthling, sob, audrey hepburn relationship, ronald reagan friend, wildlife conservation activist, capucine affair, stefanie powers relationship, 60 plus birthdays, 55 plus birthdays, 50 plus birthdays, over age 50 birthdays, age 50 and above birthdays, celebrity birthdays, famous people birthdays, april 17th birthday, born april 17 1918, died november 12 1981, celebrity deathsWilliam Holden (nee William Franklin Beedle Jr.)

Academy Award-winning American movie star (Sunset Boulevard; Golden Boy; Sabrina; Executive Suite; Stalag 17; Esape from Fort Bravo; The Bridges at Toko-Ri; Love is a Many-Splendored Thing; Picnic; The Bridge on the River Kwai; The Wild Bunch; Forever Female) (born Apr. 17, 1918 - died Nov. 12, 1981; age 63). William Holden died after a fall. (William Holden 1954 Sabrina Photo)

james last birthday, nee hans last, james last 1970, big band leader, orchestra, german musician, composer, happy heart, german tv series, star parade, hit songs, theme from american gigolo, orange blossom special, games that lovers play, octogenarian birthdays, senior citizen birthdays, 60 plus birthdays, 55 plus birthdays, 50 plus birthdays, over age 50 birthdays, age 50 and above birthdays, celebrity birthdays, famous people birthdays, april 17th birthday, born april 17 1929, died june 9 2015, celebrity deathsJames Last (nee Hans Last)

German musician, music arranger, James Last Orchestra big band leader (Greensleeves), composer (Happy Heart), TV performer (Star Parade) and recording artist (Games That Lovers Play; Theme from American Gigolo) born Apr. 17, 1929 - died June 9, 2015; age 86). Cause of death for James Last is unknown. (James Last 1970 Photo: Dutch National Archives

harry reasoner birthday, nee harry truman reasoner, harry reasoner 1949, american newspaper reporter, minneapolis times journalist, novelist, tell me about women, emmy award, broadcast news journalist, abc evening news anchor, cbs reports narrator 60 minutes correspondent, 60 minutes cofounder, senior citizen birthdays, 60 plus birthdays, 55 plus birthdays, 50 plus birthdays, over age 50 birthdays, age 50 and above birthdays, celebrity birthdays, famous people birthdays, april 17th birthday, born april 17 1923, died august 6 1991, celebrity deathsHarry Reasoner

American newspaper reporter (The Minneapolis Times), novelist (Tell Me About Women), and Emmy Award-winning broadcast news journalist (ABC Evening News; CBS Reports; ABC Minute), co-founder of 60 Minutes (born Apr. 17, 1923 - died Aug. 6, 1991; age 68). Harry Reasoner died after a fall and subsequent brain blood clot. (Harry Reasoner 1949 Photo)  

anne shirley birthday, nee dawn evelyeen paris, aka dawn oday, anne shirley 1940s, american actress, 1920s child model, baby model, 1920s movies, the hidden woman, moonshine valley, the rustle of silk, the spanish dancer, the man who fights alone, the fast set, riders of the purple sage, the callahans and the murphys, night life, mother knows best, 4 devils, sins of the fathers, city girl, liliom, 1930s films, gun smoke, young america, so big, three on a match, anne of green gables, meet the missus, stella dallas, a man to remember, the key, school for girls, finishing school, chasing yesterday, steamboat round the bend, chatterbox, mliss, make way for a lady, too many wives, meet the missus, condemned women, law of the underworld, mother caryes chidkens, girls school, a man to remember, boy slaves, sorority house, career, 1940s movies, vigil in the night, saturdays children, west point widow, unexpected uncle, the devil and daniel webster, four jacks and a jill, the mayor of 44th street, lady bodyguard, the powers girl, bombardier, government girl, man from frisco, music in manhattan, anne of windy poplars, murder my sweet, married john payne 1937, divorced john payne 1943, married adrian scott 1945, divorced adrian scott 1948, married charles lederer 1949, rory calhour relationship, jean pierre aumont relationship, septuagenarian birthdays, senior citizen birthdays, 60 plus birthdays, 55 plus birthdays, 50 plus birthdays, over age 50 birthdays, age 50 and above birthdays, celebrity birthdays, famous people birthdays, april 17th birthday, born april 17 1918, died july 4 1993, celebrity deathsAnne Shirley (nee Dawn Evelyeen Paris; aka Dawn O'Day)

American child model and movie actress (Riders of the Purple Sage; Anne of Green Gables; Three on a Match; The Key; Stella Dallas; A Man to Remember; Murder, My Sweet; Government Girl; Bombardier; Four Jacks and a Jill; West Point Widow) (born Apr. 17, 1918 - died July 4, 1993; age 75). Cause of death for Anne Shirley was lung cancer. (Anne Shirley 1940s Photo)

don kirshner birthday, nee donald clark kirshner, don kirshner 1974, american music publisher, aldon music, rock and roll hall of fame, songwriter, record producer, chairman records, calendar records, dimension records, kirshner records, musical talent manager, the monkees, the archies, tv show host, don kirshners rock concert, songwriters hall of fame, septuagenarian birthdays, senior citizen birthdays, 60 plus birthdays, 55 plus birthdays, 50 plus birthdays, over age 50 birthdays, age 50 and above birthdays, celebrity birthdays, famous people birthdays, april 17th birthday, born april 17 1934, died january 17 2011, celebrity deathsDon Kirshner (nee Donald Clark Kirshner)

American Songwriters and  Rock & Roll Hall of Fame music publisher, songwriter, producer & talent manager (The Monkees, The Archies), TV host and producer (Don Kirshner's Rock Concert) born Apr. 17, 1934. - died Jan. 17, 2011; age 76). Don Kirshner died of heart failure. (Don Kirshner 1974 Photo: Rogers, Cowan & Brenner)

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Anita Hamilton

Baby boomer Anita Hamilton has always been interested in the "real people" stories behind the characters that create and inhabit the world of music, books, movies, television shows, current events, history, etc. A lifelong love of research (ok, nosiness) and writing, combined with a loving and supportive family and 3 mini-dachshund minions, keeps her busy.

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