Share Share Share June 3, 2017 June Birthdays Happy June 3rd Birthday! If you were born on June 3, you share a birthday with these famous people: Larry McMurtry is 81 Octogenarian American senior, Academy Award-winning screenwriter (Brokeback Mountain), & Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist (Lonesome Dove; The Last Picture Show; Terms of Endearment) (born June 3, 1936). (Larry McMurtry 1972 Photo: CC BY - Rights belong to Rice University) Billy Cunningham is 74 Retired Basketball Hall of Fame NBA & ABA basketball player (Philadelphia 76ers; Carolina Cougars) and head coach (Philadelphia 76ers), and septuagenarian senior citizen born June 3, 1943. (Billy Cunningham mid-1970s Photo: Philadelphia 76ers | Wikimedia Commons / Public Domain) Ian Hunter is 78 (nee Ian Hunter Patterson) English rock musician, songwriter (Once Bitten, Twice Shy), lead singer of Mott the Hoople (All the Young Dudes), and septuagenarian senior citizen born June 3, 1939. (Ian Hunter 1973 Photo: Jim Summaria Wikimedia CC 3.0) Tristan Rogers is 71 Septuagenarian Australian-American senior citizen, voice actor (The Rescuers Down Under), and actor on TV (The Link Men; Number 96; The Box; General Hospital; Fast Track; The Bay; The Young and the Restless), born June 3, 1946. Suzi Quatro is 67 American bass guitar player, rock music singer-songwriter (Stumblin' In; Can the Can; 48 Crash; Devil Gate Drive; Your Mamma Won't Like Me), actress on stage and TV (Happy Days), and senior citizen born June 3, 1950. (Suzi Quatro 1973 Photo: AVRO | Wikimedia CC 3.0) (Photo: Shannon Richards) Happy Birthday to everyone celebrating their birthday on June 3, 2017! And remembering King George V (nee George Frederick Ernest Albert) English King of the United Kingdom & British Dominions, Emperor of India. Grandson of Queen Victoria, son of King Edward VII, and father of King Edward VIII and King George VI (born June 3, 1865 - died Jan. 20, 1936; age 70). King George V had COPD and pleurisy before his death. (King George V 1911 Portrait/Photo: Luke Fildes / Royal Collection | Wikimedia Public Domain) Tony Curtis (nee Bernard Schwartz) American actor in movies (Houdini; Trapeze; The Defiant Ones; Operation Petticoat, Some Like it Hot; The Rat Race; Spartacus; The Great Race; The Boston Strangler) (born June 3, 1925 - died Sept. 20, 2010; age 85). Tony Curtis died of cardiac arrest. (Tony Curtis Photo: Insomnia Cured Here | Flickr SRR) Josephine Baker (nee Freda Josephine McDonald) American-French Paris Folies Bergère singer, dancer, and burlesque entertainer, actress in movies (Zouzou; Moulin Rouge), WWII French Resistance supporter, and civil rights activist (born June 3, 1906 - died Apr. 12, 1975; age 68). Josephine Baker died of a cerebral hemorrhage. (Josephine Baker 1927 Photo: Lucien Waléry | Wikimedia Commons / Public Domain) Paulette Goddard (nee Marion Levy) American child model, dancer-actress on stage as a Ziegfeld Girl, in movies (Modern Times; The Great Dictator; So Proudly We Hail!; Second Chances; Variety Girl) (born June 3, 1910 - died Apr. 23, 1990; age 79). Cause of death for Paulette Goddard was heart failure. (Paulette Goddard Second Chances 1940 Movie Screenshot: Public Domain) Marion Zimmer Bradley (nee Marion Eleanor Zimmer) American historical and sci-fi fantasy novelist under her own name (The Mists of Avalon; Avalon series; Darkover planet series), and pseudonyms Lee Chapman, Miriam Gardner, & Morgan Ives (born June 3, 1930 - died Sept. 25, 1999; age 69). Marion Zimmer Bradley died 4 days after a heart attack. (The Mists of Avalon Book Cover Photo: Chris Drumm | Flicker SRR) Ellen Corby (nee Ellen Hansen) Emmy Award-winning American character actress on TV (The Waltons; Trackdown) and in movies (I Remember Mama; The Homecoming: A Christmas Story) (born June 3, 1911 - died Apr. 14, 1999; age 87). Ellen Corby had a massive stroke in 1976 and was in ill health before her death. (Ellen Corby 1974 Photo: CBS Television | Wikimedia / PD) Jimmy Rogers (nee Jay Lane) American Blues Hall of Fame musician (guitar & harmonica) and singer solo (That's All Right; Walking by Myself), and with Muddy Waters (born June 3, 1924 - died Dec. 19, 1997; age 73). Cause of death for Jimmy Rogers was colon cancer. (Jimmy Rogers 1991 Photo: Phil Wight | Wikimedia CC 2.0) Allen Ginsberg (nee Irwin Allen Ginsberg) Jewish-American Beat Generation poet (Howl; Kaddish; Reality Sandwiches; Iron Horse; Deliberate Prose) and peace activist (born June 3, 1926 - died Apr. 5, 1997; age 70). Allen Ginsberg had hepatitis and died of liver cancer. (Allen Ginsberg 1978 Photo: Television eBay | Wikimedia Commons / Public Domain) Colleen Dewhurst Canadian-American actress on stage, TV (Anne of Green Gables; Road to Avonlea) and movies (The Cowboys; McQ; Annie Hall; Ice Castles; The Dead Zone; Dying Young) (born June 3, 1924 - died Aug. 22, 1991; age 67). Cause of death for Colleen Dewhurst was cervical cancer. (Colleen Dewhurst 1971 Photo: Wikimedia Commons / Public Domain) Maurice Evans English-American Shakespearean actor on stage, TV (Bewitched; Tarzan), and movies (White Cargo; The Path of Glory; Gilbert and Sullivan; Hamlet; Planet of the Apes movies; Rosemary's Baby; The Jerk) (born June 3, 1901 - died Mar. 12, 1989; age 87). Maurice Evans died of heart failure. (Maurice Evans 1956 Photo: NBC Television | Wikimedia Commons / Public Domain) Chuck Barris (nee Charles Barris) American songwriter (Palisades Park) and game show creator, TV host and producer (The Gong Show; The Dating Game; The Newlywed Game; The Bobby Vinton Show) (born June 3, 1929 - died Mar. 21, 2017; age 87). Chuck Barris died of natural causes. (Chuck Barris 1976 Photo: NBC Television | Wikimedia Commons / Public Domain) Melissa Mathison American screenwriter for TV and movies (E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial; The Indian in the Cupboard; The Black Stallion) (born June 3, 1950 - died Nov. 4, 2015 age 65). Melissa Mathison died of neuroendocrine cancer.