Share Share Share March 31, 2017 March Birthdays Happy March 31st Birthday! If you were born on March 31, you share a birthday with these famous people: William Daniels is 90 Nonagenarian American senior citizen, Emmy Award-winning actor on TV (Boy Meets World, St. Elsewhere) and movies (The Graduate, The President's Analyst, 1776, All Night Long, Reds, Blind Date, Her Alibi), born Mar. 31, 1927. (William Daniels Photo: YouTube | The President's Analyst 1967) John Jakes is 85 Octogenarian senior citizen, American writer of fantasy, science fiction, and historical fiction novelist (The Bastard and the Kent Family Chronicles; North and South trilogy; Homeland and the Crown Family Saga) born Mar. 31, 1932. (John Jakes Photo: YouTube | Library Foundation for Sarasota County 2014) Shirley Jones is 83 Academy Award-winning American singer-actress on stage, TV (The Partridge Family, Shirley), movies (Oklahoma!, Carousel, The Music Man, April Love, Elmer Gantry, Gideon), and octogenarian senior born Mar. 31, 1934. (Shirley Jones 1972 The Partridge Family Photo: ABC TV | Wikimedia PD) Richard Chamberlain is 83 Octogenarian senior citizen and American singer-actor on stage, TV (The Thorn Birds, Shōgun, Dr. Kildare) and movies (The Three Musketeers, The Towering Inferno, The Slipper and the Rose) born Mar. 31, 1934. (Richard Chamberlain Photo: YouTube | Shogun 1980) Herb Alpert is 82 American artist, co-founder of A & M Records, Grammy Award-winning singer and trumpeter solo (Rise) and with Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass (This Guy's in Love with You, Casino Royale) born Mar. 31, 1935. (Herb Alpert Photo: YouTube | This Guy's in Love With You 1968) Christopher Walken is 74 (nee Ronald Walken) Septuagenarian senior citizen, Academy Award-winning American actor on TV (The Guiding Light) (The Deer Hunter, The Dead Zone, Catch Me If You Can, Heaven's Gate, True Romance, Blast from the Past, Sleepy Hollow) born Mar. 31, 1943. (Christopher Walken Photo: YouTube | The Dead Zone 1983) Gabe Kaplan is 72 American pro poker player, poker commentator, screenwriter, comedian, character actor on TV (Welcome Back, Kotter; Lewis & Clark; High Stakes Poker), and septuagenarian senior citizen born Mar. 31, 1945. (Gabe Kaplan Photo: YouTube | The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1973) Rhea Perlman is 69 American senior citizen, children's book author (Otto Undercover series), Emmy Award-winning actress on TV (Taxi, Cheers, Pearl, The Mindy Project) and in movies (Matilda), born Mar. 31, 1948. (Rhea Perlman Photo: YouTube | Cheers 1983) Ed Marinaro is 67 Retired NFL football player (Minnesota Vikings, New York Jets, Seattle Seahawks), actor on TV (Laverne & Shirley, Sisters, Hill Street Blues, Blue Mountain State) and movies (The Protector), and senior citizen born Mar. 31, 1950. (Ed Marinaro Photo: YouTube | Hill Street Blues 1985) (Photo: Valeria Boltneva) Happy Birthday to everyone celebrating their birthday on March 31, 2017! And remembering Gordie Howe Canadian WHA & NHL Hockey Hall of Fame pro hockey player (Detroit Red Wings, Houston Aeros, Hartford Whalers) (born Mar. 31, 1928 - died June 10, 2016; age 88). Gordie Howe suffered a stroke in 2014 and had dementia before his death. (Gordie Howe 1946 or 1947 Photo: Wikimedia Commons / Public Domain) Richard Kiley Tony and Emmy Award-winning American singer-actor (The Thorn Birds, A Year in the Life, Picket Fences, Looking for Mr. Goodbar, The Little Prince) (born Mar. 31, 1922 - died Mar. 5, 1999; age 76). Richard Kiley died from a bone marrow disease. (Richard Kiley Photo: YouTube | The Little Prince 1974) Lee Patterson (nee Beverly Patterson) Canadian actor on movies & TV (The Alaskans, Surfside 6, The Nurses, One Life to Live, Another World, Texas) (born Mar. 31, 1929 - died Feb. 14, 2007; age 77). Lee Patterson had lung cancer and emphysema before his death from congestive heart failure. (Lee Patterson Photo: YouTube | Surfside 6 1960) Cesar Chavez American civil rights and labor activist, co-founder of the National Farm Workers Association (now the UFW) (born Mar. 31, 1927 - died Apr. 23, 1993; age 66). Cesar Chavez died from natural causes. (Cesar Chavez Photo: YouTube | The Land is Rich 1966) John D. Loudermilk Jr. American singer-songwriter (Indian Reservation, Tobacco Road, This Little Bird, Then You Can Tell Me Goodbye) (born Mar. 31, 1934 - died Sept. 21, 2016; age 82). John D. Loudermilk had prostate cancer before his death from a heart attack. (John D. Loudermilk Photo: YouTube | BBC-2 1984) Judith Rossner (nee Judith Perelman) American novelist (Looking For Mr. Goodbar, August, Attachments, Olivia, Perfidia) and in movies (Independence Day, Star Trek movies) (born Mar. 31, 1935 - died Aug. 9, 2005; age 70). Cause of death for Judith Rossner was complications from leukemia and diabetes. Liz Claiborne Belgian-American fashion designer, founder of Liz Claiborne Inc., first female CEO of a Fortune 500 company (born Mar. 31, 1929 - died June 26, 2007; age 78). Cause of death for Liz Claiborne was cancer. John Fowles English teacher, poet, and novelist (The French Lieutenant's Woman, The Magus, The Collector) (born Mar. 31, 1926 - died Nov. 5, 2005; age 79). Cause of death for John Fowles was heart failure.