Share Share Share May 25, 2017 May Birthdays Happy May 25th Birthday! If you were born on May 25, you share a birthday with these famous people: Ian McKellen is 78 Tony Award-winning English actor on stage, TV (David Copperfield; Coronation Street), movies (Scandal; Gods and Monsters; X-Men; The Lord of the Rings; The Da Vinci Code), and septuagenarian senior born May 25, 1939. (Ian McKellen 2013 Photo: Gage Skidmore | Flickr SRR) Leslie Uggams is 74 Septuagenarian American senior citizen and Tony Award-winning singer-actress on stage, TV (Roots; Backstairs at the White House; Empire) and movies (Two Weeks in Another Town; Deadpool) born May 25, 1943. (Leslie Uggams 1971 Photo: William Morris Agency eBay | Wikimedia / PD) Frank Oz is 73 (nee Frank Oznowicz) English-American actor, puppeteer on The Muppet Show (Miss Piggy; Fozzie Bear), Sesame Street (Bert; Grover; Cookie Monster), director (Little Shop of Horrors; In & Out) and septuagenarian senior born May 25, 1944. (Frank Oz 1984 Photo: Baltimore Sun eBay | Wikimedia / PD) Karen Valentine is 70 New septuagenarian senior citizen, Emmy Award-winning American actress on TV series and movies (Room 222; Karen; Gidget Grows Up; Coffee, Tea or Me?; The North Avenue Irregulars; Hot Lead and Cold Feet) born May 25, 1947. (Karen Valentine 1970 Room 222 Photo: ABC TV eBay | Wikimedia / PD) Klaus Meine is 69 German songwriter, lead singer of heavy-metal rock band Scorpions (Rock You Like a Hurricane; Wind of Change; You and I; Send Me An Angel), and senior citizen born May 25, 1948. (Klaus Meine 2106 Photo:9EkieraM1 | Wikimedia Commons CC 3.0) Patti D'Arbanville is 66 American retired model, senior citizen, and actress on TV (New York Undercover; Wiseguy; Another World; Guiding Light; Rescue Me) & movies (Big Wednesday; The Main Event; Time After Time; Wired; The Fan) born May 25, 1951. (Patti D'Arbanville 2007 Photo:Wwwhatsup | Wikimedia CC 3.0) (Photo: Mpho Mojapelo) Happy Birthday to everyone celebrating their birthday on May 25, 2017! And remembering Jeanne Crain American actress in movies (Winged Victory; State Fair; Leave Her to Heaven; You Were Meant For Me; Apartment For Peggy; A Letter to Three Wives; Cheaper by the Dozen; Pinky; Gentlemen Marry Brunettes, The Joker is Wild) (born May 25, 1925 - died Aug. 3, 2003; age 77). Jeanne Crain died of a heart attack. (Jeanne Crain 1950s Photo: Film Star Vintage | Flickr SRR) Claude Akins American actor in movies (The Caine Mutiny; The Burning Hills; Rio Bravo; Black Gold; The Killers; The Great Bank Robbery) and TV (Movin' On; The Misadventures of Sheriff Lobo) (born May 25, 1926 - died Jan. 27, 1994; age 67). Cause of death for Claude Akins was cancer. (Claude Akins 1960 Bonanza Photo: Desert Justice episode / Public Domain) Dixie Carter American actress on stage and TV (Designing Women; Family Law; The Edge of Night; On Our Own; Out of the Blue; Filthy Rich; Diff'rent Strokes; Ladies Man) (born May 25, 1939 - died Apr. 10, 2010; age 70). Cause of death for Dixie Carter was endometrial cancer. (Dixie Carter 1989 Photo: Alan Light | Flickr SRR) Hal David Grammy Award-winning American lyricist solo, and song-writing partner of Burt Bacharach (Raindrops Keep Fallin' on My Head; I'll Never Fall in Love Again; Walk On By; I Say a Little Prayer; What's New Pussycat?; Alfie) (born May 25, 1921 - died Sept. 1, 2012; age 91). Cause of death for Hal David was a stroke. (Hal David 2011 Photo: pat padua | Flickr SRR) Beverly Sills (nee Belle Silverman) American coloratura soprano singer known for leading roles in operas (Roberto Devereux; Lucia di Lammermoor; Manon; The Barber of Seville; La traviata) (born May 25, 1929 - died July 2, 2007; age 78). Cause of death for Beverly Sills was lung cancer. (Beverly Sills 1956 Photo: Carl Van Vechten, Library of Congress | Wikimedia Commons / Public Domain) Bennett Cerf American publisher, co-founder of Random House, humorist and author (Try and Stop Me) TV game show panelist on What's My Line? (born May 25, 1898 - died Aug. 27, 1971; age 73). Bennett Cerf died of natural causes. (Bennett Cerf 1952 What's My Line? Photo: CBS Television eBay | Wikimedia / PD) Bill Sharman American Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame NBA player (Washington Capitols, Boston Celtics) and 1972 NBA coach of the Year (Los Angeles Lakers) (born May 25, 1926 - died Oct. 25, 2013; age 87). Bill Sharman had a stroke the week before he died. (Bill Sharman 1950 Photo: Vic Milton / The Sporting News Archives | Wikimedia / PD) Robert Ludlum (pseudonyms Jonathan Ryder, Michael Shepherd) American actor, producer, & best-selling spy thriller novelist (The Scarlatti Inheritance; The Holcroft Covenant; The Bourne Identity; The Osterman Weekend; The Rhineman Exchange) (born May 25, 1927 - died Mar. 12, 2001; age 73). Robert Ludlum died while recovering from burns caused by a fire. (Robert Ludlum The Bourne Ultimatum Photo: Chris Drumm | Flickr SRR) W. P. Kinsella (nee William Patrick Kinsella) Canadian writer of short stories (Dance Me Outside; The Fencepost Chronicles) and novels (Shoeless Joe; The Iowa Baseball Confederacy; Box Socials) with baseball & native themes (born May 25, 1935 - died Sept. 16, 2016; age 81). W. P. Kinsella opted to end his life with the help of a doctor.