May Birthdays

Happy May 17th Birthday!

If you were born on May 17, you share a birthday with these famous people:

gary paulsen 78, american writer, young adult fiction, author, short stories, magazine articles, plays, novels, youth books, hatchet series, dogsong, woodsong, winterdance, dancing carl, the crossing, the winter room, canyons, septuagenarian, senior citizen, celebrity birthday, may 17 birthday, born may 17 1939Gary Paulsen is 78

Septuagenarian American senior citizen and author of young adult fiction, short stories, magazine articles, plays, and novels (Hatchet; Dogsong; Woodsong; Winterdance; Dancing Carl; The Crossing), born May 17, 1939. (Gary Paulsen Photo: Russell Ernst | Wikipedia CC 3.0

Grace Zabriskie is 76

American actress on TV (Big Love; Twin Peaks; Santa Barbara; Seinfeld; Ray Donovan; Outcast), movies (Private Eyes; An Officer and a Gentleman; The Big Easy; Wild at Heart; My Own Private Idaho; Fried Green Tomatoes; Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me), and septuagenarian senior citizen born May 17, 1941.

taj mahal 75, taj mahal 1978 photo, born henry fredericks, american blues musician, rock musician, jazz musician, r and b music, guitar player, piano player, banjo player, harmonica player, actor, 1970s movies, sounder, scott joplin, 1990s movies, bill and teds bogus journey, the rolling stones rock and roll circus, septuagenarian, senior citizen, celebrity birthday, may 17 birthday, born may 17 1942Taj Mahal is 75 (nee Henry Fredericks)

Septuagenarian senior citizen, American rock, jazz, rhythm and blues musician (guitar, piano, banjo, harmonica), performer and actor in movies (Sounder; The Rolling Stones Rock and Roll Circusborn May 17, 1942. (Taj Mahal 1978 Photo: Lioneldecoster | Wikimedia Commons CC 3.0)

seniors birthday, happy birthday, octogenarian, senior citizen, septuagenarian, nonagenarian, centenarian, senior celebrations, senior celebrity birthdays, remembering, in memory of, memorial, birthday card, night sky, stars, trees, twilight, sundown, sunset (Photo: Josh Felise)

Happy Birthday to everyone celebrating their birthday on May 17, 2017!

And remembering

maureen osullivan 1930s, irish actress, tarzan movies, 1930s movies, tarzan the ape man, robbers' roost, tarzan and his mate, the thin man, the barretts of wimpole street, david copperfield, anna karenina, tarzan escapes, a day at the races, 1940s movies, pride and prejudice, 1980s movies, hannah and her sisters, peggy sue got married, octogenarian, septuagenarian, senior citizen, celebrity birthday, may 17 birthday, born may 17 1911, died june 23 1998, celebrity deaths Maureen O'Sullivan

Irish actress in Tarzan and other movies (Tarzan the Ape Man; Robbers' Roost; The Thin Man; The Barretts of Wimpole Street; Anna Karenina; A Day at the Races; Pride and Prejudice; Hannah and Her Sisters) (born May 17, 1911 - died June 23, 1998; age 87). Maureen O'Sullivan died of complications from heart surgery. (Maureen O'Sullivan 1930s Photo:  Wikimedia / PD)

dennis hopper 1990, american actor, screenwriter, director, poet, painter, photographer, 1960s movies, night tide, cool hand luke, easy rider, hang em high, true grit, 1970s movies, apocalypse now, 1980s movies, blue velvet, hoosiers, black widow; 1990s movies, speed, true romance, 2000s tv shows, crash, e-ring, 24, flatland, wild times, septuagenarian, senior citizen, celebrity birthday, may 17 birthday, born may 17 1936, died may 29 2010, celebrity deathsDennis Hopper

American photographer, painter, director, screenwriter and actor (Night Tide; Cool Hand Luke; Easy Rider; Hang 'Em High; True Grit; Apocalypse Now; Blue Velvet; Hoosiers; Black Widow; Speed; True Romance) (born May 17, 1936 - died May 29, 2010; age 74). Dennis Hopper died of prostate cancer. (Dennis Hopper 1990 Photo: Alan Light | Flickr SRR

a j casson 1930, alfred joseph casson, canadian painter, artist, group of seven, canadian group of painters, watercolour paintings, nonagenarian, octogenarian, septuagenarian, senior citizen, celebrity birthday, may 17 birthday, born may 17 1898, died february 20 1992, celebrity deathsA. J. Casson (nee Alfred Joseph Casson)

Canadian Group of Seven artist, watercolour painter, co-founder of the Canadian Group of Painters (born May 17, 1898 - died Feb. 20, 1992; age 93). Cause of death for A. J. Casson is unknown. (A. J. Casson 1930s Photo: M. O. Hammond, Archives of Ontario | Wikimedia Commons / Public Domain)

james bell, cool papa, james cool papa bell 1986, american baseball player, baseball hall of fame, negro american league baseball, octogenarian, septuagenarian, senior citizen, celebrity birthday, may 17 birthday, born may 17 1903, died march 7 1991, celebrity deathsJames "Cool Papa" Bell

American Baseball Hall of Fame Negro American League center fielder from 1922-1946 (born May 17, 1903 - died March 7, 1991; age 87). Cause of death for James "Cool Papa" Bell was a heart attack. (James "Cool Papa" Bell 1987 Photo: Johnmaxmena2 | Wikimedia Commons CC 4.0)

John Patrick (nee John Patrick Goggin)

American radio announcer, scriptwriter & actor (Cecil and Sally), Tony & Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and screenwriter (The Hasty Heart; The Teahouse of the August Moon; Three Coins in the Fountain; Love is a Many-Splendored Thing) (born May 17, 1905 - died Nov. 7, 1995; age 90). John Patrick was found dead with a plastic bag over his head.

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 (complete with 3 mini-dachshund minions), keeps her busy.

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