Share Share Share July 10, 2017 July Birthdays Happy July 10th Birthday! If you were born on July 1o, you share a birthday with these famous people: Jake LaMotta is 96 (nee Giacobbe LaMotta) Nonagenarian senior citizen, retired American World Middleweight Boxing Champion, stand-up comedian, actor, businessman, and author (Raging Bull) (born July 10, 1921). (Jake LaMotta 1952 Postcard Photo: Wikimedia Commons / Public Domain) William Smithers is 90 American actor on TV (Young Dr. Malone; Peyton Place; Guiding Light; Executive Suite; Dallas), movies (Scorpio; Papillon), and new nonagenarian senior citizen born July 10, 1927. (William Smithers 1964 Peyton Place Screenshot | Series in Public Domain) Alice Munro is 86 (nee Alice Laidlaw) Canadian octogenarian senior, 2013 Nobel Prize winner, master of the short story and writer of short story collections (Dance of the Happy Shades; Who Do You Think You Are?; Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage) born July 10, 1931. (Alice Munro 2013 Photo: Wolf Gang | Flickr SRR) Mavis Staples is 78 American R&B, soul, and gospel singer solo and with The Staple Singers (Respect Yourself; I'll Take You There; If You're Ready [Come Go With Me]; Let's Do It Again), and septuagenarian senior citizen born July 10, 1939. (Mavis Staples 2007 Photo: Jalylah Burrell | Wikimedia PD) Robert Pine is 76 (nee Granville Pine) American septuagenarian senior citizen, actor on TV (CHiPs; The Bold and the Beautiful) and in movies (Munster, Go Home! The Bears and I; The Apple Dumpling Gang Rides Again; Papa Was a Preacher; Red Eye) born July 10, 1941. (Robert Pine 1976 Photo: ABC Television | Wikimedia PD) Virginia Wade is 72 Retired English 3-time Grand Slam Singles Women's Tennis Champion, 4-time Grand Slam Doubles Tennis Champion, and septuagenarian senior citizen born July 10, 1945. Sue Lyon is 71 (nee Suellyn Lyon) Septuagenarian American senior citizen, retired movie actress (Lolita; The Night of the Iguana; 7 Women; The Flim-Flam Man; Tony Rome; Four Rode Out; Evel Knievel), born July 10, 1946. (Sue Lyon 1967 Tony Rome Photo: 20th Century Fox | Wikimedia Commons / Public Domain) Arlo Guthrie is 70 American blues and folk singer-songwriter (City of New Orleans; Alice's Restaurant Massacre; Massachusetts), actor (The Byrds of Paradise) and new septuagenarian senior citizen born July 10, 1947. (Arlo Guthrie Photo: Carl Lender | Flickr Some rights reserved) Mark Shera is 68 Senior citizen and American actor on TV (Barnaby Jones; S.W.A.T.; Murder, She Wrote), born July 10, 1949. Phyllis Smith is 66 American actress and voice actress on TV (The Office; The OA), movies (The 40 Year Old Virgin; Bad Teacher; Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked; Inside Out), and senior citizen born July 10, 1951. (Phyllis Smith 2009 Photo: Kristin Dos Santos | Flickr Some rights reserved) Kim Mitchell is 65 (nee Joseph Kim Mitchell) New senior citizen and Canadian musician, guitar player, singer solo (Patio Lanterns; America; Some Folks; Rock and Roll Duty) and with Max Webster (Let Go the Line), and Classic Rock Q107 radio DJ born July 10, 1952. (Kim Mitchell Photo: Alert Music | Wikimedia CC 3.0) (Photo: Josh Marshall) Happy Birthday to everyone celebrating their birthday on July 10, 2017! And remembering Nikola Tesla Serbian-American electrical engineer, physicist, and inventor, co-designer of the AC electricity supply system, futurist who predicted wireless communication in 1893 (born July 10, 1856 - died Jan. 7, 1943; age 86). Cause of death for Nikola Tesla was coronary thrombosis. (Nikola Tesla 1890 Photo: Napoleon Sarony | Wikimedia PD) Ron Glass American actor on TV (Barney Miller; The New Odd Couple; Rhythm & Blues; Mr. Rhodes; Teen Angel; Firefly) and in movies (Deep Space; Houseguest; Back in Business) (born July 10, 1945 - died Nov. 25, 2016; age 71). Ron Glass died of respiratory failure. (Ron Glass 1977 Barney Miller Photo: ABC Television | Wikimedia Commons / Public Domain) Terry-Thomas (nee Thomas Terry Hoar Stevens) English movie actor (School for Scoundrels; The Mouse on the Moon; How to Murder Your Wife; Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines; Those Daring Young Men in Their Jaunty Jalopies ) (born July 10, 1911 - died Jan. 8, 1990; age 78). Terry-Thomas was diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease in 1971. (Terry-Thomas 1961 Photo: ABC Television | Wikimedia PD) Fred Gwynne American actor on TV (Car 54, Where Are You?; The Munsters) and in movies (Munster, Go Home!; So Fine; The Cotton Club; Fatal Attraction; Pet Sematary; Shadows and Fog; My Cousin Vinny) (born July 10, 1926 - died July 2, 1993; age 66). Cause of death for Fred Gwynne was pancreatic cancer. (Fred Gwynne 1961 Car 54, Where Are You? Photo: NBC TV | Wikimedia PD) David Brinkley American Emmy Award-winning television newscaster for NBC (The Huntley-Brinkley Report; NBC Nightly News) and ABC (This Week with David Brinkley) (born July 10, 1920 - died June 11, 2003; age 82). David Brinkley died after a fall at his home. (David Brinkley 1962 Photo: NBC Television | Wikimedia Commons / Public Domain) Jeff Donnell (nee Jean Marie Donnell) American actress in movies (Gidget Goes Hawaiian; Gidget Goes to Rome; Flight Nurse; My Man Godfrey; Tora! Tora! Tora!) and on TV (The George Gobel Show; Dr. Kildare; Julia) (born July 10, 1921 - died Apr. 11, 1988; age 66). Jeff Donnell died of a heart attack. (Jeff Donnell 1953 Flight Nurse Screenshot | Movie in Public Domain) Earl Hamner Jr. American novelist (Spencer's Mountain), movie and television producer and screenwriter (Palm Springs Weekend; The Twilight Zone; Gentle Ben; Where the Lillies Bloom; The Waltons; Falcon Crest) (born July 10, 1923 - died Mar. 24, 2016; age 92). Earl Hamner Jr. died of cancer. (Earl Hamner Jr. 1976 The Waltons Photo: CBS Television | Wikimedia Commons / Public Domain) Mildred Benson / Carolyn Keene (nee Mildred Augustine) American columnist, ghostwriter for many early Nancy Drew mysteries under the Carolyn Keene pen name (The Secret of the Old Clock; The Hidden Staircase), and other mystery series (Penny Parker; Kay Tracey; Dana Girls) (born July 10, 1905 - died May 28, 2002; age 96). Mildren Benson died of lung cancer. Mary O'Hara Alsop American novelist (My Friend Flicka; Thunderhead; Green Grass of Wyoming) and silent movie screenwriter (The Prisoner of Zenda; Framed) (born July 10, 1885 - died Oct. 14, 1980; age 95). Cause of death for Mary O'Hara was arteriosclerosis. Jean Kerr (nee Bridget Jean Collins) Best-selling American writer, Tony Award-winning playwright (The Song of Bernadette; Mary, Mary) and novelist (Please Don't Eat the Daisies) (born July 10, 1922 - died Jan. 5, 2003; age 80). Jean Kerr's cause of death is unknown. Jake Eberts Canadian movie financier and producer (Dances With Wolves; Chariots of Fire; Gandhi; Local Hero; The Killing Fields) (born July 10, 1941 - died Sept. 6, 2012; age 71). Cause of death for Jake Eberts was cancer.