Share Share Share August 8, 2017 August Birthdays Happy August 8th Birthday! If you were born on August 8, you share a birthday with these famous people: Richard Anderson is 91 Nonagenarian American senior citizen and actor in movies and on TV (The Six Million Dollar Man; The Bionic Woman; Perry Mason; Dan August; Cover Up; Bus Stop; Dynasty; Zorro; 12 O'Clock High), born August 8, 1926. (Richard Anderson 1976 Photo: ABC Television | Wikimedia Commons / Public Domain) Tom Reese is 89 American character actor on TV (Ellery Queen; Once an Eagle), movies (Flaming Star; 40 Pounds of Trouble; Taggart; The St. Valentine's Day Massacre; Vanishing Point; North Dallas Forty), and octogenarian senior citizen born August 8, 1928. (Tom Reese 1959 Johnny Staccato Screenshot) Nita Talbot is 87 (nee Anita Sokol) American octogenarian senior and actress on TV (The Jim Backus Show; Hogan's Heroes; Search for Tomorrow; The Secret Storm; Starting From Scratch) & movies (Girl Happy; That Funny Feeling), born August 8, 1930. (Nita Talbot 1956 Joe and Mabel Photo: CBS TV | Wikimedia PD) Mel Tillis is 85 (nee Lonnie Melvin Tillis) American country music singer, songwriter (I Ain't Never; Good Woman Blues; Heart Healer; I Believe in You; Coca-Cola Cowboy; Southern Rains; Sawmill; Midnight, Me, and the Blues; Memory Maker), and octogenarian senior citizen born August 8, 1932. (Mel Tillis 2007 Photo: Cliff | Flickr SRR) Dustin Hoffman is 80 New octogenarian senior & American actor (Luck; The Graduate; Midnight Cowboy; Papillon; Lenny; All the President's Men; Marathon Man; Kramer vs Kramer; Tootsie; Rain Man; Hook; Meet the Fockers) born August 8, 1937. (Dustin Hoffman 1974 Photo: Arettia Smith Fildi / LJP | Wikimedia PD) Connie Stevens is 79 (nee Concetta Rosalie Ann Ingoglia) American singer (Sixteen Reasons), actress on stage, TV (Hawaiian Eye; Wendy and Me; Starting From Scratch) & movies (Two on a Guillotine; Way...Way Out; Palm Springs Weekend), and septuagenarian senior born August 8, 1938. (Connie Stevens Photo: Insomnia Cured Here | Flickr SRR) Brooke Bundy is 73 American septuagenarian senior citizen and actress on TV (Days of Our Lives; Diana Maynard) and in movies (A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors; The Young Runaways), born August 8, 1944. (Brooke Bundy 1967 Mannix Photo: CBS Television | Wikimedia Commons / Public Domain) Ken Dryden is 70 Retired Canadian Hockey Hall of Fame NHL goalie for the Montreal Canadiens, lawyer, politician and Member of Parliament for York Centre (2004-2011), and new septuagenarian senior citizen born August 8, 1947. (Ken Dryden 2013 Photo: Luke Orlando | Flickr Some rights reserved) Larry Wilcox is 70 American septuagenarian senior citizen, Vietnam War veteran, TV producer (The Ray Bradbury Theater), and actor on TV (Lassie; CHiPs) and in movies (Loaded Weapon 1; The Little CHP) born August 8, 1947. (Larry Wilcox 1972 Lassie "Round Up" Screenshot) Keith Carradine is 68 American Academy Award-winning singer-songwriter (I'm Easy), actor on TV (Chiefs; Madam Secretary; Dexter; Complete Savages; Fargo), movies (Nashville; Pretty Baby), and senior citizen born August 8, 1949. (Keith Carradine 2006 Photo: Di mafe de baggis Flickr | Wikimedia CC BY-SA 2.0) (Photo: James Padolsey) Happy Birthday to everyone celebrating their birthday on August 8, 2017! And remembering Rory Calhoun (nee Francis Timothy McCown) American producer and actor on TV (The Texan) & movies (Rogue River; With a Song in My Heart; The Silver Whip; How to Marry a Millionaire; Ain't Misbehavin'; Marco Polo) (born August 8, 1922 - died Apr. 28, 1999; age 76). Rory Calhoun died of emphysema and diabetes complications. (Rory Calhoun 1961 The Texan Photo: ABC TV | Wikimedia PD) Esther Williams American actress famed for swimming (Million Dollar Mermaid; Ziegfeld Follies; Till the Clouds Roll By; Take Me Out to the Ball Game; Neptune's Daughter; Dangerous When Wet) (born Aug. 8, 1921 - died June 6, 2013; age 91). Esther Williams died of natural causes. (Esther Williams Photo: Nickolas Muray / Smithsonian Institution | Flickr Public.Resource.Org / PD) Webb Pierce (nee Michael Webb Pierce) American honky tonk and country music guitar player, singer and songwriter (Wondering; In the Jailhouse Now; There Stands the Glass; Love, Love, Love; Slowly; I Don't Care; More and More; I Ain't Never) (born Aug. 8, 1921 - died Feb. 24, 1991; age 69). Cause of death for Webb Pierce was pancreatic cancer. (Webb Pierce 1957 Photo: Decca Records | Wikimedia PD) Dino De Laurentiis (nee Agostino De Laurentiis) Italian Academy Award-winning movie producer of 500+ films (La Strada; Adam and Eve; Cops and Robbers; A Woman of Rome; War and Peace; The Valachi Papers; Serpico; King Kong; Dune; Red Dragon; U-571) (born Aug. 8, 1919 - died Nov. 10, 2010; age 91). Cause of death for Dino De Laurentiis is unknown. (Dino De Laurentiis 2009 Photo: Justin Sewell | Flickr SRR) Dr. Bob Smith American doctor and surgeon who co-founded Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) with Bill Wilson in 1935, and helped 5000+ alcoholics during his lifetime (born Aug. 8, 1879 - died Nov. 16, 1950; age 71). Cause of death for Bob Smith was colon cancer.